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  •  It took me awhile to get back on this. (0+ / 0-)

    It's none of my business, nor my desire to tell Jews whether they are "Jewish enough." I am just curious when people right off the bat mention they are Jewish. I want to know why they feel it is relevant. Do they believe they are presenting a "Jewish perspective?" That it gives them some added credibility on some issues? Most of my concern revolves around two-dimensional anti-Israel sentiments. Judaism (other than "Orthodox") is dying in the US because being "self-identifying" is not enough impetus to pass it on to one's children.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 08:51:02 AM PST

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    •  You seem to have odd notions of relevance. (0+ / 0-)

      As I said earlier:

      [...] since the diary is in part about Pope calling on people of different religions to make common cause, it is actually part of the point for the diarist to identify himself as a person of a different religion who is interested in making common cause.

      [...] the significance of the diarist calling himself Jewish is primarily (if not solely) that he's identifying himself as not Christian and not from a Christian background.

      Do those not strike you as sufficiently relevant?  Not to say obvious?

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