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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-23-04 09:23 AM
Response to Reply #13
17. We misunderstood each other.
You told salinen that he was "not a Jew" on the basis of his assertion that he was "born/not practicing." I don't know if he is or isn't Jewish, but I took his statement to mean he was born Jewish but doesn't practice. So it sounded as though you were defining Jewishness on "practice" regardless of heritage. I really didn't believe you could possibly mean that non-practicing Jews weren't Jewish; I just wanted to be absolutely sure that's what you meant because it seemed as though you were implying that in your answer to salinen.

I certainly didn't put words in your mouth. I merely asked for a clarification.
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  -DU Jews.... elfwitch  Jun-22-04 03:31 PM   #0 
  - Other  salinen   Jun-22-04 03:32 PM   #1 
  - Then you aren't a Jew  elfwitch   Jun-22-04 03:34 PM   #2 
     - You don't really mean that a Jew by ethnicity who doesn't practice  BurtWorm   Jun-22-04 03:56 PM   #9 
     - Nope.  elfwitch   Jun-22-04 04:39 PM   #13 
        - We misunderstood each other.  BurtWorm   Jun-23-04 09:23 AM   #17 
     - Goodness gracious  Liberal Classic   Jun-23-04 09:45 AM   #18 
  - There's a fourth strand of Judaism in the US, don't remember what  Snow   Jun-22-04 03:39 PM   #3 
  - Reconstructionist?  rogerashton   Jun-22-04 03:41 PM   #5 
  - That's it! and you both weighed in at the same time....  Snow   Jun-22-04 06:08 PM   #14 
  - Reconstructionist?  eyesroll   Jun-22-04 03:42 PM   #6 
  - Unorthodox Judaism?  jedicord   Jun-22-04 04:09 PM   #10 
  - Reconstructionist  Gothmog   Jun-22-04 06:33 PM   #15 
  - Born Reform/been practicing "culturally" but currently unaffiliated  eyesroll   Jun-22-04 03:40 PM   #4 
  - Do you still do Shabbat?  elfwitch   Jun-22-04 03:44 PM   #7 
     - No. We never really kept Shabbat when I was growing up, either.  eyesroll   Jun-22-04 03:50 PM   #8 
        - I don't like rasins...  elfwitch   Jun-22-04 04:19 PM   #11 
  - Raised Jewish Agnostic  starroute   Jun-22-04 04:20 PM   #12 
  - Reform  Gothmog   Jun-22-04 06:36 PM   #16 

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