Riprock wrote:Just for argument's sake, can a perspon really be "a quarter" or "half jewish"?
A Jew is a follower of Judaism, so it is a religion. How can a person identify as being partly belonging to a religion? Aren't you either Jewish or not, Christian or not, Muslim or not, etc.
I also find it weird that a lot of Jewish people identify as being Jew, as if it is their nationality. You don't get people saying "I'm Muslim" when asked the same question as a Jew about "what they are" (as in what Nationality).
Well, I was growing up in Russia where nationality goes by the father, so I was Jewish. But in Jewish tradition nationality goes by the mother (since she is the one, typically, who brings up the children), so I was Russian.
The stereotype, though, has nothing to do with religion. I was made fun of when I was growing up because of my prominent nose -- another "Jewish" trait that has nothing to do with religion.
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