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In the era of DNA testing, why is orthodox judiasm still fixated about judaism being a maternal lineage?

From what I have gathered, ever since the diaspora the definition of a jew by blood shifted from the father to the mother because many jewish women were taken and raped by non jewish men, so this was a way to be sure the child was jewish by only regarding their mother as they came out of her and it was clear she was jewish whether or not the father was.

But nowadays, theres DNA tests that are very accurate for the father of the child and their ancestries. If the problem of being wary if the father is jewish or not is essentially solved, why hasnt anyone called to end the definition of a jew purely maternal, and not instead both if confirmed jewish?

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