The Matrilineal Principle and Jewish Identity

Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker takes a journey through Biblical and Rabbinic traditions to explore the role of vertical identity in an individual's Jewish status. Using varying examples, Ethan Tucker touches on the complexity of defining what makes one Jewish and the role of one's past in that definition.

Setting the Stage: The Torah's Perspective on Lineage and the Jewishness Spectrum
(audio/mpeg, 6.67MB)

The Mamzer and Jewish Identity
(audio/mpeg, 21.03MB)
Tradition's Arrival at the Matrilineal Principle and the Complicated Jewish Identity
(audio/mpeg, 22.89MB)
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