Why is Jewishness Matrilineal

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The Code of Jewish Law clearly states that a child of a Jewish mother is Jewish, regardless of the father’s lineage, while the child of a non-Jewish mother is not Jewish.1 Matrilineal descent has been a fundamental principle of Torah since the Jewish people came into existence.  [  ]

via Why Is Jewishness Matrilineal? – Maternal Descent In Judaism – Questions & Answers

4 thoughts on “Why is Jewishness Matrilineal

  1. Odd how the Christian will say to the Jew that “the Messiah you wait for is already amongst us” – yet hold to the “explained rules and regulations” of the new God in the same way as those who know only the old God hold to theirs.

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