We Were Jews by DNA

Ary Rotman, a Soviet Jew who emigrated to Boston in the 1970s, does not think of himself or other Jews from the Former Soviet Union as members of a religious group. He repeatedly insists, “We were not Jews by religion but by DNA.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "We Were Jews by DNA." (Viewed on November 12, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/we-were-jews-by-dna>.

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