I understand all of that. At heart, it's still a two-tiered view of humanity with an intransigent exclusivity. Jews still are an Elect and there is no changing the fact I can never be privy to that Covenant regardless my manifesting a genuine obedience thereto out of enthusiasm, longing or love.
Dude. You are confused. You can convert if being Jewish is so important to you.
Yes, I've heard tell I can convert ... as have Elizabeth Taylor and others.
Can you cite for me God's exhortation to his Chosen People. Before I embark on this path, I'd like to know it's His will that all men have the opportunity to become Jewish.
Additionally, I'd like to understand where the misconception arose that one's Jewish identity passed through the mother ... as it did with Mary, mother of Jesus.
If you do not have the cite at hand, feel free to point me in the right direction for same.
posted on 12/26/2001 8:50:54 AM PST
I don't believe that your statement is 100% accurate. Judaism is indeed a religion that anyone can convert too, but being Hebrew is a whole other ball game. I believe that the old testament refers to the tribe of Israel being the chosen... not just the Jewish. And I know that even in modern times there are families that have more of claim then others... that trace their lineage. Any rabbis out there who can answer this?
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