Search Results "Jewish Mother"
Descendent of a ger to become an IDF officer
Does the prohibition of a ger tzedek serving in a position of authority also extend to his children? (My housemate is a ger tzedek. Our son wants to be an officer in the IDF.)
Reasons to Prohibit Intermarriage
I am writing to inquire if Orthodox Jewish law or precedent supports my parent’s position. Here they are. 1. Their last will and testament states to marry a non Jew is to entirely forfeit my inheritance. 2. To marry outside the faith would be a violation of the social-religious contracts and to commit social suicide where I would be more or less disowned as a social pariah. 3. They and my Orthodox siblings would refuse on any grounds to meet a non Jewish partner or any offspring resulting from this union, i.e. my patent’s grandchildren. I am certain they are committed to preserving legacy etc but my query here is if this mindset and retributive moves are common to Jewish law and custom. In other words, is this inherent to the doctrine and worldview of Judaism or are their decisions a net result of the senility of agining, bankrupt morality, a reactionary mindset from Jewish oppression, generational identity as survivors, or are these conventions strictly the result of centuries of religious and ideological conviction. Thank you for an honest and straightforward response. The religious mindset truly leaves outsiders baffled and mystified and it would useful to know if there is a religious ideology behind their motives or something else. Asher
My two daughters are partial Jewish since intermarriage, one of my daughters got a DNA test and it came back around 25 percent European Jewish, which I assume is the same for my other daughter. How should I approach this?
Definition of being Jewish
Please can you tell me how to find out if I am maybe from Jewish or Hebrew Descent
who is a jew
.thank God i am a bal teshuva and im 30 years old involved in shlichut in south america to strengthen the youth in a recent conversation we were questioned, who is a jew? i answered that its a genetic thing and also spiritual. is judaism only something passed over genetically or is somebody that only has a jewish father jewish spiritualy?
What exactly does conversion change?
We know that Judaism is the only religion which is also a nationality. That is, a person who was born Jewish, who has a Jewish mother and who underwent circumcision at the age of 8 days, is Jewish in his religion and also nationality. I have a friend who recently converted to Judaism. Her previous religion was Islam and her nationality was Arab. Does her conversion only change her religion or does it also change her nationality?
brit to a non Jew
On account of information that has come to our attention from one of the commubnity members here in Canada, we need to consult regarding the following upsetting question: Is a child born of a non-Jewish mother who had a circumcision on the eighth day considered jewish or not? Thank you for clarification.
Is the daughter of a Jewess who converted to Christianity considered a Jew?
My son is going out with a girl whose mother converted to Christianity for her husband. The daughter is extremely interested in Judaism and is searching for her roots and may also go to study Judaism. Is she considered Jewish or not?