I am married, but separated from my husband, and live with another man. I am pregnant but don't know which of them is the father. We are all Jewish.Can I do a test that will prove paternity,if my boyfriend is willing to take part?

No! A 2008 amendment to The Genetic Information Act of 2000 explicitly forbids the performance of genetic testing to show family connections, including on an unborn child, where there is a risk of it proving ‘illegitimacy’ under Jewish religious law. According to Jewish law, a child born to a married woman and a Jewish man who is not her husband is a “bastard” or “Mamzer”. Such a child has inferior personal status in Jewish law, cannot marry an ordinary Jew, but only a ‘bastard’,and this ‘impediment’ is passed on to the next generation.
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