Who is a Jew nd what is being Jewish? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tom Jode
    • 14.07.10 | 16:36 (IDT)

    So, conversion is based on these punctilious halachic guidelines and strict observance of the Orthodox rules, or it is not a genuine Jewish conversion and you are not a real Jew. However, if you have your Jewish mother's mitochondrial DNA, but never enter a synagogue, don't eat kosher, don't know how to daven, and don't have any interest in Jewish culture you are Jewish. On the other hand, if you are a sincere patrilineal, or reform / conserv. convert who attends synagogue, knows how to daven in Hebrew, and is a member of a Jewish community you are not Jewish. This is so screwed up as to be unbelievable.

    from the article: Reform rabbi: Israel's pluralism threatened by new conversion law
    First published 00:55 13.07.10 | Last updated 00:55 13.07.10
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