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To: Destro
I think in reality, Jewish has become an "identity" as much as anything. Most Jews I know are agnostic but practice the history on holidays.

The religion is Judaism.
179 posted on 08/17/2003 11:13:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (lost in a knuckledragger wilderness)
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To: wardaddy
Exactly--The religion is Judaism but not an ethnicity. Not even the Old Testament or the Torah claims that you are a Jew by birth because you have to attain that through ritual circumsion, studies and other ritual rites like Bar'Mitzvah. What has gotten mistranslated over time in English is that you need to have your mother be "Hebrew" to be "Hebrew" ypurself.

Or something like that.

180 posted on 08/17/2003 11:21:20 AM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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