Re: Does DNA prove that Jews are a race? #dna

Sarah L Meyer

Even taking into consideration the fact that we are not a definable subspecies biologically - and neither are Blacks or Latino/as or Asians - a much kinder term than race, the DNA can't bring into consideration conversion INTO Judaism and the halachic considerations.   So we have a AJ mother who marries a Jewish man who went through an Orthodox conversion (or vice-versa), their children are fully Jewish halachically but DNA will show only 50% AJ.   Furthermore some of us are Sephardic or Mizrachi- but many of us do have some evidence in our DNA of something other than AJ.   We are an ethnic minority - and while I answer caucasian for race, I do put Jewish for ethnicity.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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