Orthodox Judaism/DNA test results


Through DNA testing I have recently found that the lineage I always believed to be Ojibwa Indian is indeed Jewish.
I'm a nearly 60 year old Lutheran who's feeling betrayed and confused... is it possible to put this genie back in the bottle now? I'm now obsessing over something I know little/nothing about and it's depressing me.


Craig, shalom!

Jewish law does not recognize DNA testing to prove lineage or Judaism. According to Jewish law, you are not Jewish. There is no need to feel bad about this at all. There is also no reason for you to convert to Judaism.

As long as you are a good and God-fearing person, you have nothing to worry about. God loves you as you are.

Hope this helps!

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Rabbi Ari N. Enkin originally from Montreal fulfilled his life-long dream of making aliyah in July 2004 after serving for seven years as a congregational and community rabbi in Montreal, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. Rabbi Enkin holds both Yoreh-Yoreh and Yadin-Yadin semichas as well as a Masters Degree specializing in Informal Adult Education. He is the author of several seforim including most recently "Dalet Amot - Halachic Perspectives" which discusses over 100 contemporary halachic issues. The first printing quickly sold out and a second revised edition is underway (Gefen Publishing House), as is a second volume in this series. Rabbi Enkin is also a frequent contributor to a number of publications on mostly Halachic topics. Since making Aliyah Rabbi Enkin has taught at a number of Yeshivot and Seminaries and is currently working as the manager of Cheerfully Changed Financial Services in Modiin. He also serves as the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Hirhurim Website as well as rabbinical advisor to Judaism.about.com. His lectures are known to be fun, informal, and enlightening appropriate form both laymen and scholars alike.

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