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    • Peter Hindrup
    • 05.09.13 | 04:03 (IDT)

    ‘So the question is then, is belonging to the Jewish people only a biological belonging? Are we talking about an ethnic group, or even a race, which can be identified by its genes, like the black race or the yellow race? And here is the answer, which, though problematic, is the correct one: A Jew is anyone who identifies as a Jew. That is the root; that is the essence.’ Really knocks on the head the nonsense of the god anointed, the recipients of the land by degree of some mythical being, doesn’t it? Also goes a long way to explaining how such a committed mob 'lost' their language.

    from the article: Defining 'who is a Jew’
    First published 18:13 04.09.13 | Last updated 18:13 04.09.13
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