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Who Is a Jew

Actually, I Am Jewish, Even If You Don't Agree

Carla Naumburg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

It's as if I'm being outed as an imposter, nothing more than a goy trying to pass with a Jewish last name and a Star of David around her neck. Even so, I don't doubt my decision for a minute, and I would be honored to have those same three rabbis as my witnesses if I were to do it all over again.

Observing My Legacy In My Genes

Harry Ostrer | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
Harry Ostrer

Jews have characterized themselves as a people, but with these genetic links, they are more like an extended family.

Jewish Identity (Un)defined At Israeli Presidential Conference

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Last week's 2011 Israeli Presidential Conference was dubbed "Tomorrow," but I, and many other blogger-types, walked away unsure of tomorrow, let alone today.

Is Gabby Giffords Jewish Enough?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The debate over "Who is a Jew" is back in the headlines following the shooting in Tucson, Arizona that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.