We are Jews by covenant, those who chose to stay in Egypt are not Jews. When is everyone going to get this. If it were blood then Esav, Ishmael, would have been just as much Israelite as anyone else. Yet even though they had the same blood they did not covenant with G-d. Its actually very simple. By linage in one way, by covenant in every way SO even today if one desired to be a Jew and take on Torah they can. .
About 2,000 demonstrators protest 'occupation policy and fascist settlers' in Nazareth (Haaretz)
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