I just found out I am part jewish!

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I just found out I am part jewish!

I already knew I was German/Scottish/Swedish/English/Cherokee.  Now I can add Jewish to that list!  My aunt was involved in a genetics test searching for Jewish origins in people and discovered that she has DNA markers of a jewish ancestor.

Way cool!

I'm part of god's chosen people, ay. Sticking out tongue


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Were there any signs

Were there any signs previously?  Were you afraid of ovens or have a real taste for bagels?


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I'm a bookworm.  I guess

I'm a bookworm.  I guess that should have been a sign.


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How can anyone be part

How can anyone be part jewish?  judaism is a belief system not an ethnicity.

Or is it both? 


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I've always thought of it

I've always thought of being a "jew" as being an ethnicity.  I don't think an Aryan can claim to be a Jew if he/she converted to judaism.  Nor would a jewish person stop being a jew if they turned into an atheist.

I haven't read anything about the Nazis asking anybody what their religious beliefs were before they sent them to the camps.

Also I don't think a DNA test can tell you what your ancestor's religious beliefs were.  But hey, wouldn't that be interesting?

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I usually just consider

I usually just consider myself to be a European mutt.    I have no culture, lol.


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Are you now obliged to get a

Are you now obliged to get a partial circumcision?


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zarathustra wrote: Are you

zarathustra wrote:
Are you now obliged to get a partial circumcision?

According to that I'm fully jewish.  Sticking out tongue

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I was under the impression

I was under the impression that Jewishness was passed down through the female line.  The funny thing with dna and ancestry is that we all are a hodge podge.  I have persuaded my dad to do the genealogy thing and at one point it looked as if we had "Welsh blood" in the family which got a lot of laughs and sheep jokes but thankfully we weren't Eye-wink  At the moment we can trace some of our ancestors back to about 1610.

I suspect if I had a dna analysis done I'd resemeble a "Bertie Basset" i.e Allsorts!  (liquorice allsort - sweet)


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It's both.

It's both.


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iranu wrote: I was under

iranu wrote:

I was under the impression that Jewishness was passed down through the female line.

 Yeah, I've read that too.  The thing is that this DNA test tested my aunt's mitochondria DNA.  So I have jewish heritage through the maternal line. 

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