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12. To quote David Cross: "If your mother's vagina is Jewish, you're a Jew."
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  -If you are a Jew, and are not observant, are you still a Jew? MicaelS  Jan-17-11 12:45 PM   #0 
  - I think you forgot culture. And yes, I think someone can be non-practicing  cali   Jan-17-11 12:47 PM   #1 
  - Sure. There are Jews who are athiests and are still's not a "religious"  old mark   Jan-17-11 12:47 PM   #2 
  - This is bound to go well. nt  Codeine   Jan-17-11 12:48 PM   #3 
  - lol  cali   Jan-17-11 12:49 PM   #4 
  - If your mother is Jewish...  hayu_lol   Jan-17-11 12:53 PM   #11 
  - I'm not trying to sitr up shit, I reaaly want to know. n/t.  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 12:56 PM   #17 
  - The word has two meanings  notesdev   Jan-17-11 12:49 PM   #5 
  - If your Mother is Jewish....  dennis4868   Jan-17-11 12:50 PM   #6 
  - My mom is Jewish, but I'm not.  FLPanhandle   Jan-17-11 12:56 PM   #16 
  - the point is, that you get to decide that and define yourself.  cali   Jan-17-11 12:57 PM   #18 
  - Absolutely.  FLPanhandle   Jan-17-11 12:59 PM   #19 
  - According to Jewish Law....  dennis4868   Jan-17-11 01:09 PM   #25 
  - In case you ever decide to move to Israel, however...  Silent3   Jan-17-11 04:13 PM   #51 
  - Boundaries that divide also unite.  Igel   Jan-17-11 07:18 PM   #54 
  - So Judaism is based strictly on matrilineal descent? n/t  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 01:11 PM   #27 
  - A Lubabvitcher Rebbe and I had a passionate discussion about this.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-17-11 01:41 PM   #34 
  - That is very interesting thanks! n/t  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 01:46 PM   #37 
     - You're welcome. Now, I don't know if THIS is true, but the theory behind this goes  no_hypocrisy   Jan-17-11 01:51 PM   #41 
        - Maker perfect sense, also...  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 01:55 PM   #44 
        - the theory behind it is from...  dennis4868   Jan-17-11 04:42 PM   #53 
  - Why is that?  cleanhippie   Jan-17-11 04:23 PM   #52 
  - You'd have to define race  FLPanhandle   Jan-17-11 12:50 PM   #7 
  - actually....  cali   Jan-17-11 12:54 PM   #13 
     - So interesting and that blows Sarah's Identity Christian theory all  jwirr   Jan-17-11 01:53 PM   #43 
  - I consider myself culturally Catholic though I believe in nothing now.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-17-11 12:50 PM   #8 
  - Have you ever met any Jewish people?  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-17-11 12:50 PM   #9 
  - No I have not, and that is why I asked. n/t  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 12:56 PM   #15 
  - I don't at all. And I still consider myself a Jew  tishaLA   Jan-17-11 12:51 PM   #10 
  - To quote David Cross: "If your mother's vagina is Jewish, you're a Jew."  Mojambo   Jan-17-11 12:54 PM   #12 
  - You see Jewish heritage, Jewish race, Jewish law, Jewish culture  harun   Jan-17-11 12:55 PM   #14 
  - Think it was Ben Gurion who said, "Anybody is Jewish  Sal Minella   Jan-17-11 01:01 PM   #20 
  - You are a Jew if you say you are a Jew.  pnwmom   Jan-17-11 01:02 PM   #21 
  - Nope, you do have to go through sacraments to be an adult member of the church  bettyellen   Jan-17-11 01:50 PM   #40 
  - Given that the most conservative in Israel pretty much think  hlthe2b   Jan-17-11 01:05 PM   #22 
  - Jew is not a well defined term.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jan-17-11 01:07 PM   #23 
  - Being Jewish is a tribal identity.  immoderate   Jan-17-11 01:09 PM   #24 
  - If one is Jewish based on maternal lineage, is there a consensus on the mitochondrial DNA that would...  jody   Jan-17-11 01:11 PM   #26 
  - Yes, and I see it this way.  Ozymanithrax   Jan-17-11 01:13 PM   #28 
  - That is a very interesting viewpoint, Thank you! n/t  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 01:47 PM   #38 
  - What about someone who is Halachically Jewish but not culturally Jewish?  Crunchy Frog   Jan-17-11 10:55 PM   #55 
  - what if your father is a non-practicing jew?  FirstLight   Jan-17-11 01:13 PM   #29 
  - I'm an ex-Jew  DavidDvorkin   Jan-17-11 01:19 PM   #30 
  - sarah silverman is an atheist, but  DesertFlower   Jan-17-11 01:22 PM   #31 
  - Estimates are 80% of Israelis are not observant  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-17-11 01:37 PM   #32 
  - Jewishness is not a category defined by a religious belief.  Unvanguard   Jan-17-11 01:41 PM   #33 
  - If your mother is Jewish , then you are even if you refuse to identify as such .  UndertheOcean   Jan-17-11 01:46 PM   #35 
  - Yes.  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-17-11 01:46 PM   #36 
  - Meh... JewISH  Marr   Jan-17-11 01:48 PM   #39 
  - Abrahams Children in the Genome Era (American Journal of Human Genetics, 11 June 2010)  jody   Jan-17-11 01:51 PM   # 
  - It is up to the individual to identify him or her self as they see fit  Motown_Johnny   Jan-17-11 01:51 PM   #42 
  - This is getting very interesting, and I want to learn more....  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 01:59 PM   #45 
  - The article cited in #42 summarizes the question with source references. nt  jody   Jan-17-11 02:33 PM   #47 
     - Sorry, I missed that jody, thanks n/t  MicaelS   Jan-17-11 02:40 PM   #48 
  - Ethnicity and Religion are one...  houstonintc   Jan-17-11 02:07 PM   #46 
  - My grandmother was a native American  Ernesto   Jan-17-11 02:41 PM   #49 
  - Just an example...  houstonintc   Jan-17-11 02:44 PM   #50 
  - You're still Jewish, but you bump into things a lot. n/t  Silent3   Jan-17-11 11:15 PM   #56 
  - Cases from the Expulsion  Bad Thoughts   Jan-18-11 09:27 AM   #57 
  - If you are a Jew, are you still a Jew?  Iggo   Jan-18-11 01:17 PM   #58 

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