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
Researchers assume the move from the Middle East to India was accomplished mainly by men who arrived and married local women, possibly after their conversion.
The political activist who preserved German-Jewish history and received Germany’s highest honor loses battle with cancer.
Austrian-born performer studied in Israel before relocating to New York, remained tied to Jewish state throughout his life.
Almost half of Ashkenazim carry at least one of 38 genetic diseases, and our closest genetic relatives are Druze, Bedouin, Palestinians - and Italians.
Known as a larger-than-life figure with a penchant for tall tales, Weintraub left a lasting impression on the business - literally.
Founder of U.S.-based company says that anti-Jewish polemics can't hide the science proving that Jews did indeed originate from the region.
Is a baby created through a Jewish couple's sperm and eggs but carried to term by a non-Jewish surrogate halachically Jewish?
In blaming women for the Jewish community’s demographic woes, the famous American talk-show host did nothing to advance the roles Jewish women really need to fill.
The incidence of fatal genetic diseases is declining thanks to a technology-driven innovation: Matching by genetics.
Forget the genius genes or bookish culture hocus pocus. Jewish achievement in the sciences is a modern phenomenon, but the passions that drove it are now ebbing away.
The genetic analysis traced the lineage of many Ashkenazi Jews to four maternal founders in Europe.
Jews make up only 0.2% of the world population, yet comprise 22% of Nobel laureates. What's the deal?
To be Jewish, one needs to have been born to a Jewish mother - or to convert.
Geneticists find that Tay-Sachs, a well-known 'Jewish' disease, is increasingly diagnosed among non-Jews.
Websites attract growing number of non-Jews seeking to discover their ancestors’ Jewish footprints.
Research shows only 50% of non-Orthodox American Jews are married by their early 30s, a statistic that raises concern for The Forward’s editor-in-chief.
Orthodox, Reform leaders share concern over potential increase in abortions resulting from prenatal whole genome sequencing technology.
A new study led by Hila Toledano of Haifa University helps explain why adult stem cells age and suggests ways to fight it.
Breeding cow the first to be found using the method, according to Cattle Growers Association.