Checking if I am Jewish

Today’s question (sorry about the delay!) that goes as follow.

My grandparents and grandmother (on my father’s side) were Jewish. My mother’s father was a tailor and his mother was named Ruth. We have k evidence as their Jewish heritage, although they may have become assimilated. My question is, how much if me is Jewish, if any!

Many thanks


Question by Steve

The question of who is a Jew is actually a tricky answer as many different Jewish branches will answer this question differently such as Reform Judaism would accept you as Jewish because your father would be Jewish in your question above while Orthodox Judaism would say no because your mother isn’t Jewish or at least you can’t confirm it.

There is a wonderful diagram from Reddit that you can follow to help you understand how the different branches see this.

https://imgur.com/r/Judaism/19hlS

This question was answered on .

Need to quote me?

Matityahu ben Avraham Avinu (2019) Checking if I am Jewish. [online] Ask a Jew. Available at: https://askajew.co.uk/2019/03/14/checking-if-i-am-jewish/ [Accessed 21 Sep 2020]

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