Re: DNA and Rabbinical Descent #rabbinic

Phillip Minden

What sort of DNA do you mean? Other than the strictly patrlinear and
the strictly matrilinear lines, the current state of the art doesn't
allow to prove direct descent >from individual people who lived 500 or
600 years ago, I thought.

Phillip Minden
(also a descendent of the Mahre"v/R' Jacob Weil)

From: "David Goldman" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:31:59 -0400

Greetings, everyone. It turns out that my DNA results indicate that I
am not a direct descendant >from Rabbi Yaakov ben Yehuda Weil but >from
another line via one of his grandfather's or great-grandfather's
brothers instead.
Now it is said that he was a descendant of both Nachmanides and Rabbi
Meir of Rothenburg. Since it is unknown if I would share that descent
via marriage of his grandfather, great-grandfather etc. as opposed to
descent >from a brother of theirs, the only way would be to compare DNA
results with those who claim descent >from Nachmanides and/or Maharam
Rothenburg in the same manner the Weil connection is done in the WIRTH
Does anyone know whether such DNA testing has been ever done for descent

from Nachmanides and/or Maharam Rothenburg?

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