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Submitted by Philip Lindy (United States), Jan 30, 2005 at 17:54

I was raised a reform Jjew in the 1930's. The religion I grew up with doesn't exist today. Today the trend is to be more Jewish. Or if you intermarry you eventually drift away.

I think that a direct comparison can be made between now and how the first century Orthodox Jews felt that Jews who embraced christ weren't Jewish enough. Paul took the big step by dismissing circumcision, but the stage was set by the orthodox of the time.

I think without orthodoxy embracing secular Jews we wil find ourselves going down the same road.

Thanks for your thought provoking article.

Philip Lindy
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