Re: "Melting pot" Assimilation, Multiculturalism
To be, or not to be...a Jew.
I can answer this one!!!!! (Yay! I feel so special!!!)
Originally Posted by Outsider
Okay, the first thing that you need to remember is that there are two seperate things when it comes to this topic: Jewish, 99% of the time, means the religion, and if you are talking about a nationality or what have you then it is Hebrew. A lot of people get the confused. It's hard to keep track of. Now, as far as the mother and father thing is concerned, this is why the rules are like that:
In The Jewish religion/tradition it is customary for the children to become whatever religion the mother is, seeing as she is the one that bore them. However, depending on the sect of Judiasm, this is very rarely a problem.
If not me, then who? If not now, then when?