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Who is Jewish?

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Submitted by Philip Crown (Israel), Jan 30, 2005 at 15:51

It is true that technically,anybody born of a Jewish mother is Jewish according to the halacha (the law), but mixed marriages and lack of understanding of Judaism are a recipe for the disintegration of the Jewish people. My experience of 'chilonim' is that they are the way they are because they have never learned the fundamentals of Jewish religious practice. Admittedly this is a generalisation, since some religious Jews "drop out" ,because they think that somehow, Judaism is in confrontation with science.
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