ISRAELIS ‘UNDERGO JEWISH DNA TEST BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO MARRY’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


ISRAELIS ‘UNDERGO JEWISH DNA TEST BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO MARRY’

Israel’s rabbinate “has been performing genetic testing on Israelis from the former Soviet Union, to check if they are ‘genetically Jewish’ as a condition for marriage registration”, according to Ynet.

The new site reported that “at least 20 couples have come forward after having been asked to undergo the procedure in the past year.”

“Although the existence of such tests was initially denied by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau admitted to having requested that some couples prove their Jewish status,” Ynet added, noting that “Lau claimed those were isolated incidents and there was no coercion.”

Ynet’s investigation revealed that “the complicated procedure was undertaken not only by the couples themselves but also by their relatives.”

“In one instance, a young woman who went to the rabbinate before her wedding was asked to conduct a DNA test along with her mother and her aunt, in order to eliminate the possibility that her mother was adopted,” the article stated.

“The young woman was told that if she refused the request, her marriage application would be denied,” Ynet added. “The rabbinate has control over Jewish religious rites in Israel.”

“According to the evidence accumulated by Ynet, these instances are examples of what appears to be a growing phenomenon where those applying to register for marriage, are being asked to undergo genetic testing if they want to have their requests granted,” the paper stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but understanding how vicious, vile condemnation of "the other" drives both Israeli government, and its religious leaders, I should not have been so surprised that these practices were being demanded by these rabbis, even though the statement is made that there is "no coersion."

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mistorteem

So what is "genetically Jew"? Years ago I was treating a patient in a hospital who had an unusual name. I asked him about his name and he replied he is a Sephardic Jew; "we are the real Jews" he said. Would he pass the DNA test?

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