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Being Jewish Is A Religion, Not A Race.
In order for someone to have a distinct race, they have to be visually different. Jews are only different to religious people; to the non-religious, they default to whatever race they look like - usually white (with maybe a bit of "Mediterranean" flare).
 Ballsalsa  31 May 2011 15:54
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Jewish people originate from jerusalem but it doesnt mean your jewish in religeon my family tree ses hundreds of years ago my ancesters come from their but It must of died out cuz no one in my family follows the religeon or not here in england that is
 
 cookie_boi  08 Aug 2011 12:42
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To be Jewish to is be an adherent of Judaism. Race is deeper than Ballsalsa's description above. Also, race is a useless concept since people have been breeding across races for such a long time.
 
 Cynyc  01 Jun 2011 01:53
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 Not necessarily
by  damselfly
 01 Jun 2011 02:53
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Being Jewish is a religion.

There is a difference between one who physically lives in Israel and one who has spiritually identified himself with Israel and the true God.

Romans 9:6
6. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,
 
 AR454  31 May 2011 18:47
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 True Jewish circumcision is not of the flesh but of the heart.

Romans 2:28
28. For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;
29. but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart,
by  AR454
 31 May 2011 18:47
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Well given the fact the original Jews were/are generally Semites. Now Eastern European Jews (non Semites) have infused themselves into the religion...so one can't call it a race. Than throw in the million of Ethiopian Jews who have a longer history than Eastern European jews, uhh ohhh another can of worms.
 
 moreno  31 May 2011 18:28
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 Even going back to your original "Semites", what, besides religion, made them different from their neighbors? Seems like for there to be a racial distinction, there has to be geographic isolation. One side of the river is not geographically isolated from the other side.
by  Ballsalsa
 31 May 2011 18:32
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We're all just the human race anyway. However, it would be accurate to say it's an ethnicity, and most of the time when we talk about races isn't ethnicity more accurately what we mean?
 
 GrandCru  31 May 2011 17:14
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Well, duh. Being Amish is not a race compared to being Lutheran.

Even the distinction between "races" is totally old-school.
 
 Lynn  31 May 2011 17:12
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I think it depends on the individual. Geographic region would have an impact on how Jewishness is perceived. Some Jews may think of their religion as a way of living, a social convention, or strictly a code of ethics. Not everyone or every group of people will take on a religion the same way.
 
 verum  31 May 2011 16:49
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You know 'anti-antisemitism' ws a propaganda used for political gains. Jews are like any other humans. They were painted as dangerous and parasitic, but thats not true. Now today the propaganda has turned on poor muslims as being terrorists. God help humanity!
 
 tzrs1981  13 Jan 2012 04:37
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Well, it IS a race in a way, but that race has it's own religion.
 
 MicroUzi  28 Dec 2011 21:49
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I think that "being jewish" can be both, it is a race and a religion.
 
 Chaaaz  01 Jun 2011 09:18
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False dichotomy.

Ignorant BS needs to do the research. I ain't gonna do it for him. I know better than to think he cares for the truth.
 
 Stranger  31 May 2011 19:17
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 only you know the real truth
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 01 Jun 2011 02:47
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It's not a race, but it is more than a religion. It's an ethnicity.
 
 artemis  31 May 2011 16:08
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 Well, as a general rule, if someone has to TELL me what their ethnicity is, their ethnicity is irrelevant. And imo, if someone changes their religion from Judaism, they're just "white" at that point.
by  Ballsalsa
 31 May 2011 16:26
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