What Makes a Jewish Mother

by jeeg 5. June 2013 20:42
I was 42 when my husband and I began trying to have a child. Three years later, I finally accepted it wasn’t going to happen naturally. We narrowed our options to two: use eggs donated by another woman, or adopt. We visited a couple who had adopted two children to learn more. As we talk... [More]

Genome test slammed for assessing ‘racial purity’

by jeeg 12. June 2012 20:17
Officials in Hungary united this week to condemn ongoing ethnic violence and anti-Semitic attacks, including an assault on the former Chief Rabbi on 5 June. But a cause for further soul-searching has emerged: a scientific scandal recalling discredited notions of racial purity.   Hu... [More]

Genetics and Jewish Identity

by jeeg 19. August 2010 15:21
What is the essence of Jewish identity? Is it revealed in the choices we make, like giving tzedakah or observing the Sabbath, or is it in our genetic code? Is it a matter of faith, or a matter of heritability? Is it something we can choose, or is it a biological imperative embedded in nearly every... [More]
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