penxv wrote:Masato wrote:Does Judaism really follow a 'matrilineal descent system'?
Yep. They shun men who couple with goy women. They have to get real jobs and everything.
lol still not following
When you say 'matrilineal descent system', does that mean that the surname of the mothers and daughters continue, as opposed to the more western continuity of the male surname?
If so that is super interesting I never heard that before.
I can't say if that would be any better or worse than a male-dominated lineage system, but I do often wonder how sad it seems that the female family roots are so easily lost the way most westerners do it. Sometimes the wife's bloodline could be much more amazing than the fathers, but one wedding and poof it gets cut. Kind of weird.
Then again all this Name-Hyphenating the kids is getting kind of silly too, lol
So is it true that's how Jewish families name their kids or what?