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[–] AlaricTheFirst 4 points 7 points (+11|-4) ago 

It’s a religion and not an ethnicity. Could be non practicing.

[–] fuckmyreddit 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I keep trying to explain this. Judaism is a race and a religion.

  1. You can be an atheist Jew by birth like that horrid Woody Allen. He's a Jew because his mother was Jewish. Woody Allen is a Jew til he dies even if he's not religious.

  2. You can be a gentile who converts to become a "Jew By Choice" like Ivanka Trump. She's a Jew due to following the religion.

Judaism means two things. Race and religion. It can be one or the other. It can be both.

Edit: Answer to someones question. Yes. Israeli citizenship does have an ethnic component, but a true orthodox conversion that has been recorded in some system also makes a person qualify for israeli citizenship. It is not easy to convert that way. I think it takes 2 years or something like that.

Edit: I have no idea why I'm trying to explain this to you.

[–] MyDrunkAccount 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When you reply to the one, you explain to the many.

[–] Le_Squish 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That is not how jews define their identity.

Jews themselves consider their identity to be both based in religion and race.

[–] PewterKey 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But non-jews don't. They see it as a race, religion or language group (Semite). If you say as a Semite, that could mean you speak Hebrew/Arabic/..., people will read it as Jewish.

[–] BeefBourgignon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Doesn't Israeli citizenship have a genetic component?

[–] lord_nougat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Practice makes perfect!