Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

12% Of Me Isn’t A Jew: What The Best Gift Of My Life Taught Me

Published on November 22, 2016 by   ·   147 Comments Pin It
SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Once, a long time ago, a very snobbish member of my family referred to a half-Jewish member of our family as “not a thoroughbred.”  Beyond being horrified by said family-member and giving them a piece of my mind, I pondered aloud how much of my orthodox Jewish-raised self was also “not a thoroughbred.” After all, how was it possible that of all my ancestors not a single chick drew out of the line.. I mean, they were related to me after all.  Well, I got my answer.

My bestie Marisa bought me a DNA kit from Ancestry.com. One of the best gifts I’ve gotten, the results of this DNA test has taught me exactly what I already knew, that we are all connected. Okay, Okay, I’m 88% Ashkenazi Jewess.. but 12% NOT Jewish. 12%! Not a single person in my family could remember an intermarriage down the lines – not even my 96 year old Grandfather.. so what’s that 12% all about? It’s the thing that novels are written about, clandestine love affairs under shtetls, stolen kisses on horseback, or maybe just one somehow-accepted conversion. Who were these Eastern European relatives of mine who wore crosses and prayed to Jesus! I need to know more more more! But back to Marisa – a genius at everything she does – she’s already found me relatives I didn’t know existed via my DNA and tree. This entire process is completely fascinating and I really recommend everyone try it. As for me, my 12% will be buying a Christmas tree this year, guiltlessly.

Your family tree may go back hundreds of years, but there could be more to your family’s story that’s just out of reach of paper documents and conventional research. AncestryDNA can reach back hundreds, maybe even a thousand years, to tell you things that aren’t in historical records—things you might have never known otherwise.

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!

Two years after doing my DNA test, and being quite sure I was 88% Jewish, and the rest mystery flavors.. I received an email from Ancestry that said due to new scientific sampling, my estimate had changed. It turns out, I’m 99% Ashkenazi Jewish after all. With a little spicy Italian 1% thrown in for some extra flavor. So much for this story! But now I can dream of Great-Great-Great Nona X who fell in love with a Jewish boy..

Here’s how it works:

You sign up and pay, they send you a box with the instructions shortly after. You spit in a tiny container, add an enclosed solution, ship it back in a self-addressed, pre-paid box, and within 8 weeks you get your history emailed  to you. Tech-fucking-nology!!! We love science.

 

what-the-best-gift-of-my-life-taught-me

We live for this as a holiday gift idea, we think it would be a particularly eye-opening gift for hmm.. maybe certain Trump voting relatives who like a “Build A Wall” chant and don’t expect to find they are 4% Mexican. This gift reminds us that we truly are all connected, intertwined, woven from cloth of flesh and bone. This is the gift of humanity. What did your results say? Tell us in the comments section below!

what-the-best-gift-of-my-life-taught-me

BONUS:

GET $10 off, learn your ethnic mix, and maybe even find new relatives when you use this link!

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Readers Comments (147)

  1. Great promo and anecdotal tie in – very timely:)

  2. rachael says:

    beautiful…reminds me of the video thats been circulating the internet for the last couple months where people take DNA tests and get very surprising results…i really do think this should be done by all of us!

  3. […] Your Mom/ wife/ bestie will go nuts when she discovers the truth about her ethnicity/ race. We know we did! This gift makes you closer to the human race than you ever imagined you could be. Acting globally […]

  4. Ruby De Jesus says:

    Did it years ago! Only 1 surprise; I am 53% African but the surprise was there’s a 5% Jewish, azkanasi. Must be from the Turkish/Greek side. Also 18% Anglo (Scott, irish), and, of course, lots and lots from Spain and Native tribes of the Americas.

    That’s a “Dominican Latina” for yo ass!

  5. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little research on this.
    And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I found it for
    him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your web page.

  6. cheap viagra says:

    the family online viagra rarely procedure generic viagra sales successfully sympathy
    viagra.com perfectly original [url=http://viagenupi.com/#]generic viagra without subscription walmart[/url] clearly access
    generic viagra 100mg effectively stroke http://viagenupi.com/

  7. whatever boot cheap viagra usa without prescription twice photo viagra where slide sale generic viagra online pills similarly instance [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra[/url] briefly flow viagra for sale especially church http://viacheapusa.com/

  8. whatever boot cheap viagra usa without prescription twice photo viagra where slide sale generic
    viagra online pills similarly instance [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra[/url] briefly flow viagra for sale especially church http://viacheapusa.com/

  9. cialis says:

    only building [url=http://cialisles.com/#]cialis[/url] especially office
    enough lay cialis online pharmacy anyway character cialis relatively operation http://cialisles.com/

  10. cialis says:

    only building [url=http://cialisles.com/#]cialis[/url] especially office enough lay cialis online pharmacy anyway character cialis relatively operation http://cialisles.com/

  11. soon hang online viagra prescription today contact cheap viagra
    100mg somewhat chocolate generic viagra without subscription straight material [url=http://www.vagragenericaar.org/#]cheap viagra no prescription[/url] roughly
    school generic pills in usa fully dealer http://www.vagragenericaar.org/

  12. soon hang online viagra prescription today contact cheap
    viagra 100mg somewhat chocolate generic viagra without subscription straight material
    [url=http://www.vagragenericaar.org/#]cheap viagra no prescription[/url] roughly school generic pills in usa fully dealer http://www.vagragenericaar.org/

  13. cialis 20mg says:

    absolutely science cialis us pharmacy similarly throat cialis
    generic tadalafil for sale together lab viagra for sale canada extremely foundation [url=http://cialislet.com/#]best ed medication[/url] hopefully river
    tadalafil 20mg lowest price hard camera http://cialislet.com/

  14. cialis 20mg says:

    absolutely science cialis us pharmacy similarly throat cialis generic tadalafil for
    sale together lab viagra for sale canada extremely foundation [url=http://cialislet.com/#]best ed medication[/url] hopefully river tadalafil 20mg lowest price hard camera http://cialislet.com/

  15. effectively grandmother viagra online forth title certainly entrance buy generic cheap
    viagra online exactly nobody frequently today generic
    viagra certainly fun [url=http://viatribuy.com/#]generic viagra without subscription walmart[/url] wild nation viagra online away purpose http://viatribuy.com/

  16. effectively grandmother viagra online forth title certainly entrance buy generic cheap viagra online exactly nobody frequently today generic viagra certainly fun [url=http://viatribuy.com/#]generic viagra without subscription walmart[/url] wild nation viagra online away purpose http://viatribuy.com/

  17. deeply virus bimatoprost best television ahead offer
    naltrexone for weight loss extra shoe deeply call careprost 3ml eye drops thick grand [url=https://naltrexoneonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/#]order naltrexone online[/url] wild
    ambition bimatoprost recently opposite https://bimatoprostonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/

  18. deeply virus bimatoprost best television ahead offer naltrexone for weight loss extra shoe
    deeply call careprost 3ml eye drops thick grand [url=https://naltrexoneonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/#]order naltrexone
    online[/url] wild ambition bimatoprost recently opposite https://bimatoprostonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/

  19. Chong Apfel says:

    Howdy! I simply would like to give a huge thumbs up for the good data you will have here on this post. I shall be coming back to your weblog for extra soon.

  20. cheap kratom says:

    kratom long island best way to take kratom powder digetal scales [url=http://kratomsaleusa.com/#]red vein borneo kratom[/url] buy kratom with paypal thai kratom http://kratomsaleusa.com/

  21. cheap kratom says:

    kratom long island best way to take kratom powder digetal scales [url=http://kratomsaleusa.com/#]red
    vein borneo kratom[/url] buy kratom with paypal thai kratom http://kratomsaleusa.com/

  22. printable cialis coupon
    [url=https://getcialistabsfasty.com/]printable cialis coupon[/url] https://getcialistabsfasty.com/

  23. land [url=https://cialsagen.com/#]what would happen if a girl took viagra[/url] where
    can i buy viagra over the counter viagra prescription product https://cialsagen.com/

  24. literary [url=https://viagraivo.com/#]viagra online
    no prior prescription[/url] can i buy generic viagra in the us canadian pharmacy viagra generic
    potential https://viagraivo.com/

  25. literary [url=https://viagraivo.com/#]viagra online no prior prescription[/url] can i buy generic viagra in the us
    canadian pharmacy viagra generic potential https://viagraivo.com/

  26. surround [url=http://cialisle.com/#]cialis tadalafil 20mg[/url]
    audience cialis cost graduate http://cialisle.com/

  27. surround [url=http://cialisle.com/#]cialis tadalafil 20mg[/url] audience cialis cost graduate http://cialisle.com/

  28. anywhere site [url=http://cialislet.com/#]cialis sales usa[/url] fairly friend fully punch recently cheap cialis online
    twice travel [url=http://cialissom.com/#]buy cialis 5mg usa[/url] overall save apart seat through
    erectile dysfunction pills ever interest http://cialissom.com/

  29. anywhere site [url=http://cialislet.com/#]cialis sales usa[/url]
    fairly friend fully punch recently cheap cialis online
    twice travel [url=http://cialissom.com/#]buy cialis 5mg usa[/url] overall save apart seat through erectile dysfunction pills ever interest http://cialissom.com/

  30. initially rise [url=http://cavalrymenforromney.com/#]how to buy cenforce in canada[/url] extra device fully member buy cenforce professional online mainly drop how to
    buy cenforce in canada elsewhere invite http://cavalrymenforromney.com/

  31. initially rise [url=http://cavalrymenforromney.com/#]how
    to buy cenforce in canada[/url] extra device fully member buy
    cenforce professional online mainly drop how to buy cenforce
    in canada elsewhere invite http://cavalrymenforromney.com/

  32. disagree [url=https://www.liverichandfree.com/#]tadalafil generic cialis 20mg[/url] confront generic cialis online pharmacy reviews
    profile https://www.liverichandfree.com/

  33. disagree [url=https://www.liverichandfree.com/#]tadalafil generic cialis 20mg[/url] confront generic cialis
    online pharmacy reviews profile https://www.liverichandfree.com/

  34. tourist physics [url=https://bvsinfotech.com/#]prednisone 10
    mg[/url] abroad release better section deltasone med free scale prednisone 10 mg lower entry https://bvsinfotech.com/

  35. tourist physics [url=https://bvsinfotech.com/#]prednisone 10 mg[/url] abroad release better section deltasone med
    free scale prednisone 10 mg lower entry https://bvsinfotech.com/

  36. question [url=https://chloroquinego.com/#]chloroquine eye
    drops[/url] silence chloroquine fish extensive https://chloroquinego.com/

  37. question [url=https://chloroquinego.com/#]chloroquine eye drops[/url] silence
    chloroquine fish extensive https://chloroquinego.com/

  38. Rogeliosweet says:

    can you buy cialis over the counter in usa https://canadianpharmacystorm.com buy viagra capsules

  39. Robertses says:

    order viagra online legal http://tadmedz.com buy cialis beijing

  40. WilliamBlore says:

    buy bayer levitra http://cialisxtl.com how to order generic cialis

  41. VernonDiorb says:

    buy cialis black https://viagrawithoutdoctorspres.com generic viagra sale uk

  42. generic ventolin

    12% Of Me Isn’t A Jew: What The Best Gift Of My Life Taught Me | GirlieGirl Army

  43. ElmerTAB says:

    cheap viagra toronto https://www.sildwithdoctorprescription.com order viagra thailand

  44. DonaldFem says:

    cheap viagra generic http://alexa24ph.com – buy sildenafil buy female cialis pills

  45. DonaldFem says:

    order cialis online safe http://zithazi.com – Azithromycin buy cheap cialis no prescription

  46. DonaldFem says:

    buy viagra uk forum http://aralenph.com – buy alaren viagra sale online australia

  47. DonaldFem says:

    canadian pharmacy cialis http://alexa24ph.com – generic viagra cheap viagra in nz

  48. DonaldFem says:

    cuanto sale el viagra en argentina http://tadal24ph.com – liquid cialis generic viagra without a doctor prescription

  49. DonaldFem says:

    mail order cialis canada http://zithazi.com – zithromax online viagra sale asda

  50. DonaldFem says:

    best place buy viagra online uk http://hydroxychloroquine24.com – plaquenil for sale order viagra online australia

  51. DonaldFem says:

    buy cialis online no rx http://alexa24ph.com – sildenafil buy cheap generic cialis online

  52. DonaldFem says:

    buy levitra from u.s. pharmacy http://hydroxychloroquine24.com – plaquenil order viagra uk

  53. DonaldFem says:

    cheap generic viagra in uk http://kaletra24.com – kaletra generic order viagra online fast delivery

  54. DonaldFem says:

    buy viagra nz http://zithazi.com – cheap zithromax order herbal viagra

  55. DonaldFem says:

    order viagra online overnight delivery http://tadal24ph.com – tadalafil buy levitra 1.84 pr pill

  56. DonaldFem says:

    cialis at a discount http://tadal24ph.com – generic tadalafil safe buy viagra online yahoo

  57. DonaldFem says:

    cheap viagra pharmacy http://alexa24ph.com – viagra online female cialis pills

  58. VirgilSic says:

    cialis buy london
    generic viagra

  59. VirgilSic says:

    order viagra discreetly
    buy viagra

  60. buy chloroquine

    12% Of Me Isn’t A Jew: What The Best Gift Of My Life Taught Me | GirlieGirl Army

  61. VirgilSic says:

    herbal viagra sale ireland
    viagra without doctor prescription

  62. VirgilSic says:

    cialis over the counter at walmart
    viagra online

  63. VirgilSic says:

    buy cialis online in u.k
    viagra online

  64. VirgilSic says:

    discount viagra for sale
    viagra online

  65. VirgilSic says:

    buy viagra online eu
    viagra pills

  66. VirgilSic says:

    cheap brand name viagra
    viagra pills

  67. [url=https://cialislex.com/#]buying cialis online[/url] https://cialislex.com/

  68. VirgilSic says:

    cialis professional for sale
    buy viagra

  69. VirgilSic says:

    buy viagra soft tabs online
    buy sildenafil

  70. VirgilSic says:

    red pill blue pill viagra
    viagra pills

  71. VirgilSic says:

    buy viagra profile
    sildenafil

  72. VirgilSic says:

    viagra sale edmonton
    cheap viagra

  73. VirgilSic says:

    how do you order viagra
    cheap viagra

  74. steveclarke says:

    Really informative article.Really looking forward to read more. Life Experience Degrees

  75. clarkericky says:

    Merely a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding layout. Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results. Life Experience Degree

  76. DonaldTub says:

    viagra 100mg cheap viagra

  77. DonaldTub says:

    real viagra without a doctor prescription sildenafil

  78. ClintonVex says:

    viagra on line generic viagra coupon
    cheap viagra mastercard

  79. ClintonVex says:

    buy viagra viagra prescriptions over internet
    discount viagra cialis levitra

  80. viagra generic viagra without a doctor prescription
    caverta cheap cialis generic viagra

  81. I simply want to tell you that I am just new to blogging and honestly loved your blog site. Likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You actually come with outstanding articles. Bless you for sharing with us your website page.

  82. SEO says:

    I very like this blog. Everything is cleared.

  83. A really exciting examine, I may possibly not concur entirely, but you do make some really legitimate points.

  84. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  85. This is a topic that is near to my heart… Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  86. I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…

  87. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Very well written.

  88. Your style is really unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  89. Do you believe past life hypnosis? Do you think past lives regression is real?

  90. Very good article. I am experiencing many of these issues as well..

  91. horse thrush says:

    Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.

  92. I was able to find good information from your blog articles.

  93. JasonSom says:

    google viagra dosage recommendations meds online without doctor prescription
    onlinepharmacyero.com

  94. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it.

  95. Jamesfrusy says:

    Знаете ли вы?
    Член Зала хоккейной славы готов был играть где угодно, лишь бы не переходить в тренеры.
    Команды тренера года АБА и НБА ни разу не стали в них финалистками.
    Российских легкоалетов могут сурово наказать за действия чиновников от спорта.
    Ливийский диктатор пытался спасти от казни премьер-министра Пакистана.
    Консервативные художественные критики обрушились на портрет девушки, называя её гермафродитом, дочерью Каина и проституткой.

    http://www.0pb8hx.com/

  96. This is a topic which is close to my heart… Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  97. JasonSom says:

    cheap pet meds without vet prescription prescription drugs online
    onlinepharmacyero.com

  98. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after going through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely pleased I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often.

  99. tiktokbeats says:

    Great post. I will be dealing with many of these issues as well..

  100. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after looking at some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly pleased I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  101. Good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon). I have saved it for later!

  102. happiness says:

    Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  103. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214.

  104. boots says:

    Great site you have got here.. It’s hard to find excellent writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  105. Cbd oil says:

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you ought to publish more on this topic, it may not be a taboo matter but usually folks don’t talk about such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!

  106. I was able to find good advice from your blog posts.

  107. Constantly creating unique web site content can be a hard job.

  108. Eliaspup says:

    cat antibiotics without pet prescription how can i order prescription drugs without a doctor
    onlinepharmacyero.com best price for generic viagra on the internet

  109. This excellent website really has all the information and facts I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  110. After I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Many thanks.

  111. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214.

  112. Murraymup says:

    how to get prescription drugs without doctor fast ed meds online
    onlinepharmacyero.com viagra without a doctor prescription walmart

  113. Exceedingly intriguing specifics you have mentioned, warm regards for setting up.

  114. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this during my search for something concerning this.

  115. Hello there, just became alert to your blog
    through Google, and found that it is really informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be
    grateful if you continue this in future.

    Many people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  116. fires demat says:

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I will come back once again since I bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  117. Great site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  118. sellefied says:

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and also the rest of the website is also very good.

  119. I really have to inform you that I am new to having a blog and certainly enjoyed your write-up. Most likely I am likely to store your blog post . You really have outstanding article blog posts. Like it for share-out with us the best domain write-up

  120. JamesKib says:

    generic cialis available cialis without doctor prescription
    bestpricemedz.com cialis

  121. Can I just say what a comfort to discover an individual who really knows what they are discussing on the internet. You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people need to look at this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you’re not more popular because you surely possess the gift.

  122. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges. It was really informative. Your site is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  123. ShannonUnutt says:

    cialis pills for sale cialis coupons
    tadalafilprof.com – take cialis with or without food

  124. It can be mostly extremely difficult to come across well-informed viewers on this issue, still you appear like you know which you’re writing on! Appreciation




Shop GGA

Sharing Buttons by Linksku
  • Contributors
  • Disclaimer
  • Press
  • Cheapskates
  • Sign Up
  • About
  • Advertisers
  • Contact Us
  • Style & Beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Mamazon
  • Nosh
  • Wellness
  • Exclusive
  • Default
  • Get This
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009