Opinion Israel's Rabbis Think Genetic Testing Can 'Prove' Jewishness. They're Wrong

The Israeli rabbinate, pushing DNA tests, has fallen into the trap of 19th century racial science: Jewishness is an identity, not a genetic construct – and it can't be measured in a lab

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Recent media reports that Israel’s Rabbinate has used DNA testing to prove Jewishness are alarming. Israel needs to consider the science and probability behind DNA testing before it allows such practices to...