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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
 
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I know one percent is a tiny and almost insignificant percentage but I am one percent Jewish and it is on my mom's side. I know Jewish heritage is maternal.

I was wondering would I still be considered a gentile, even if I have a small trace of Jewish lineage?
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Old Yesterday, 08:40 PM
 
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I know one percent is a tiny and almost insignificant percentage but I am one percent Jewish and it is on my mom's side. I know Jewish heritage is maternal.

I was wondering would I still be considered a gentile, even if I have a small trace of Jewish lineage?

What exactly do you mean by "one percent Jewish"? If your mother wasn't 100% Jewish or you haven't converted to Judaism, then you are not Jewish.

Jewishness is not determined by fractions.
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Old Today, 02:32 AM
 
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If your mother's mother's mother's mother's....... was Jewish, then you are as well.

Judaism is passed through the maternal line. A Jewish woman's children will always be Jewish, regardless of their father. A Jewish man's children are Jewish only if their mother is Jewish as well.
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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
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If your mother's mother's mother's mother's....... was Jewish, then you are as well.
Probably not necessarily true. Consult an orthodox rabbi.
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Old Today, 08:58 AM
 
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How can you be 1% Jewish?
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
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how can you be 1% jewish?
dna...
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
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How can you be 1% Jewish?

A lot of people take DNA tests and, when they get results saying that something like 1% to 4% of their DNA is also shared by Ashkenazi Jews, they get the idea that they somehow must be Jewish, too.

People neglect to realize that a vast majority of those of European descent also have 1% to 4% of Neanderthal DNA in them. That doesn't make you a Neanderthal, either.
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Old Today, 09:49 AM
 
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He's going by results from DNA tests. My mother's DNA shows that 1%, also. Not sure how that works, though, or what they are considering genetically Jewish.
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Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
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He's going by results from DNA tests. My mother's DNA shows that 1%, also. Not sure how that works, though, or what they are considering genetically Jewish.

How much Neanderthal DNA does she have? (See my post above.)
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Old Today, 11:44 AM
 
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If your mother's mother's mother's mother's....... was Jewish, then you are as well.

Judaism is passed through the maternal line. A Jewish woman's children will always be Jewish, regardless of their father. A Jewish man's children are Jewish only if their mother is Jewish as well.
Love you JB. But totally wrong. Nobody should believe this.
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