Re: parents as "cousins" on Ancestry.com #dna


Jules Levin
 

On 7/9/2020 12:21 PM, karen.silver@... wrote:
IThey married in Rhode Island because their marriage was legal there
since it was allowed under Jewish law, but illegal in New York City
where they resided.  Peculiarly, under Jewish law a man is allowed to
marry his niece but is not allowed to marry his aunt.
Even more peculiar is that Moses was the product of an aunt-nephew
marriage.  The rabbinical explanation is that it happened before the law
was issued at Sinai.  Still, the pre-Sinai observance of laws by
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are favorably noted.

Jules Levin


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