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.
posted on 08/17/2003 11:13:25 AM PDT
(lost in a knuckledragger wilderness)
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.
posted on 08/17/2003 11:21:20 AM PDT
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