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    • Common sense
    • 20.04.12 | 20:54 (IDT)

    Where I live, in the American Midwest, there are few synagogues, and a multitude of folks wit h names like Levy, Rubin and so on, that act with surprise, when they are asked if they are Jewish. Many may have their first exposure to this fact, by being persicuted by racists and antisemites, rather than an outreach from their racial family in Israel. Many have no knowledge of their links to Israel, because attempts to do so, would be strongly resisted from Israel itself, unless they are devout Jewish worshipers, or have a mother that is Jewish. It is unthinkable that a nation that is mostly secular, only recognizes the racially pure, or those of one singular denomination of their common faith. How sad that Israel chooses to divorce itself from so many of the world's Jews.

    from the article: The Catholic priest who discovered he was a Jew
    First published 11:38 19.04.12 | Last updated 11:38 19.04.12
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