“‘How dare you say you’re Jewish. You aren’t Jewish’”

Rabbinate DNA tests seek Jewishness in the blood, become a bone of contention
by Marissa Newman
October 7, 2019

For many who arrived in Israel in the 1990s, after the fall of the Soviet Union — some from communities decimated by the Holocaust — obtaining such authentication can be an impossibility. But without the stamp of approval from the rabbinate, they cannot legally marry, divorce, or be buried in a Jewish cemetery in Israel.READ MORE

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