Not genetic tests, my maternal grandmother was lying about the fact she was Jewish, she changed her name, and only now Iv'e discovered documents that show that her parents were Jewish.
so you put religion above your cultural and/or blood origin? is that the case?
being a Jew is determined through the descent of the mother, so technically I'm also Jewish.
very interesting, indeed. i heard for this role of mother within Jewish society
i can tell you that i know for some people in Serbia who are frustrated about their ancestry and has some frictions within themselves when it comes to mixed Jewish-Serbian marriages. If father is a Jew he don`t insist that much about Jewish nationality of a child but, when it comes to Jewish woman they sometimes suddenly (in some stage of the marriage) creates problems to the their Serbian husbands.
See, in Serbia (among Serbians in general), in cases when person has Serbian father, especially in cases when father define his relations to his son, father say to son: `my son, after my death you would be the bearer of family SLAVA and your obligations are....` So, things are clear. In cases of female child- daughter, its not that rigid but, father anyway announce: `my daughter, when you marry to some man you still have obligations to respect SLAVA (meaning- ancestors) of your ancestral family (meaning- father`s clan) and you should take care to burn candle on the day of your old family SLAVA.
NOTE: Serbians are last Slavs who, in its Christianize form, celebrate ancient Slavic family custom- SLAVA.