The real threat to Judaisms renewal - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bob
    • 23.05.07 | 07:08 (IDT)

    A Rabbi does not decide if a person is Jewish. That person decides if he/she is Jewish. Rabbis do not represent God IF a person says he/she is Jewish, and has a knowledge of the religion and vows that it is his belief, thenm he/she is a Jew. What right does anybody else have to decide if he/she is a Jew? The question of whether a Jew can move to Israel simply because he/she says he/she is a Jew, is another question. I do not know that answer. I also know the rabbis do not know the answer also.

    from the article: The real threat to Judaism's renewal
    First published 00:00 22.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.05.07
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