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    • 26.11.06 | 03:36 (IST)

    That these people were willing to convert seems to be enough to me. I think it is ridiculous to demand that these people are legitimately Jewish. If they were coming and becoming practicing Christians, or whatever they would revert to, that would be another matter entirely, but it doesn't seem like they are. The bottom line is, we don't spend excruciatingly long periods of time checking how authentic people's heritages are-- look at our definition of 'Palestinian'-- but instead take them for what they want to be. In this case, the Bnai Menashe have chosen to be Jews, and we should welcome them.

    from the article: Black Box / A passage from India
    First published 00:00 23.11.06 | Last updated 00:00 23.11.06
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