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Who Am I? Usefulness of DNA Testing

Dear Rabbi Simon, How do Jewish people brought up in a traditionally religious Jewish family generally score on DNA tests such as from “My Heritage”? Dan Dear Dan Thank you for your enquiry. I do not know the answer to your question, as I am not aware of any research that has been done in this area. It is not…

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Ask the Rabbi: Quinoa on Pesach
Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
Many thanks,
Dear Tzippy,
In line with other American authorities, I am in favour of quinoa. Although I reject completely the voices (mostly from Israel) seeking to abolish the ban on kitniyot entirely, IMO we do not need to include in the prohibition pseudo-grains that were unknown in the Old World until modern times. Best to buy with a Pesach hechsher though, to be free of any possible wheat contamination.
Rabbi Rashi Simon
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