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  Jews - Encyclopedia Dramatica
The Jews nailed our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to a plank of wood for claiming he was the Messiah, thus triggering some 2000 years of oppression and persecution at the hands of the Christians.
Jews are known for their Jew gold and the bags of gold they carry around their necks.
Jews belong in the ocean, though their land-based places of origin also include Israel (where they bulldoze protestors) and the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York (where they sell diamonds to raise money for more bulldozers).
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Jew   (765 words)

  
 Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jews (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים, Yehudim; Yiddish: ייִדן, Yiden) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and from converts who joined their religion.
Defeats in the Jewish-Roman Wars in the years 70 CE and 135 notably contributed to the numbers and geography of the diaspora, as significant numbers of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel were expelled and sold to slavery throughout the empire.
Jews were subject to expulsions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jews   (6091 words)

  
 Conversion to Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1997 the issue of "Who is a Jew?" again arose in the State of Israel, and Orthodox leaders such as Lamm publicly backed the Neeman commission, a group of Orthodox, Masorti (Conservative) and Progressive (Reform) rabbis working to develop joint programs for conversion to Judaism.
Halakha forbids reminding a convert that he/she was once not a Jew and hence little distinction is made in Judaism between "Jews by birth" and "Jews by choice".
For purely rhetorical purposes, some polemicists elicit that every Jew is a Jew by choice, because the worldwide Jewish community is so small and the pull of assimilation is so great.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jews_by_Choice   (2820 words)

  
 Jerusalem Education Fund, Inc.
If these Jewish organizations would take a serious look at the school choice option, they would stop bewailing the future of American Jewry and be well on track to fulfilling their own goals.
Jews have always been concerned and affiliated with a strong commitment to the education system that not only serves them, but the rest of the population as well.
School choice is the most readily apparent solution to the problem of assimilation.
www.jefi.org /9.2.03/html/btz/comm58.html   (682 words)

  
 Christian Extremists and Racist Propaganda
The only time when Jews by choice are looked upon with suspicion is when there might be reason to doubt the sincerity of their motives for converting.
Although this law applies equally to all Jewish females whether they are born Jews or not, in the case of female Jews by choice the prohibition is applied universally.
Firstly, it is highly likely that the sort of extremists who cast doubt on the position that Jews by choice are full Jews are as fascistic in their life generally as they are in matters of religion.
www.anti-racism.supanet.com /rac/racists.htm   (1088 words)

  
 Jews by Choice
These “Jews by Choice” have become an important part of the Jewish community.
Together with Jews by Choice the number of Jewish believers is now about 4.4 million.
In 1937 Jews constituted 3.7% of all Americans and in 1968 the Jewish population had shrunk to 2.9% of all Americans There are now 1.2 million Americans who were born to Jewish parents but who have no religion.
www.jbuff.com /c060400.htm   (530 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The choice of current marriage partner is one of the contributing reasons for the heterogeneous nature of the 8.2 million Total Population.
Four percent (105,000) are married to a Jew by Choice while 28 percent (739,000) are married to a Gentile.
In recent years just over half of Born Jews who married, at any age, whether for the first time or not, chose a spouse who was born a Gentile and has remained so, while less than 5 percent of these marriages include a non-Jewish partner who became a Jew by Choice (JBC).
web.gc.cuny.edu /dept/cjstu/demhig.htm   (4734 words)

  
 Dual Identity, Jews By Choice
The error of the Jews came to be that they put more value on the act of circumcision than they did in having and living the religious faith of Abraham and having an outward Spirit baptism experience.
We could say in return that if anyone converts to the Pharisees and the Saducees he is no longer a Jew, since their man-made traditions, mysticism, and other erroneous doctrines and teachings are completely foreign to the Laws of Moses and the original faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
There is among these Jews who followed Jesus and among the Gentile converts to the one sheepfold of Jesus, the one Kingdom of God: One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism (Eph 4:5).
jesus-messiah.com /prophecy/dual-identity1.html   (3931 words)

  
 Dual Identity, Jews By Choice, Part Two
We are Jews by Choice, Gentiles who have given up all of their paganism and religious customs and practices to show forth the praises of Jesus our Lord and Messiah, our King who reigns over the Kingdom of God.
Into the converted Jews of ancient Israel from all of the twelve tribes, Gentiles were admitted as converts and were guaranteed according to prophecy and the teachings of Jesus to share in all of the promises made to the Israel of God (John 10:16; Eph 2:12-17).
Ye natural Jews of the twelve tribes of the true Israel and ye Gentiles who are Jews by choice with a dual identity, come before the Lord Jesus with thanksgiving, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
jesus-messiah.com /prophecy/dual-identity.html   (9990 words)

  
 Programs | Jews By Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Jews By Choice program is designed to give you a strong foundation in Jewish learning (Torah), a welcoming entry into the Jewish Community (Israel) and a pathway to explore the sacred Jewish journey of your soul (God).
Attendance is taken at all JBC classes/events and at the Jewish Heritage class.
An important component of the Anshe Emet Jews By Choice program is that members of the class support each other as they go through the conversion process together.
www.ansheemet.org /Education/Requirements.htm   (1132 words)

  
 Reading the Sporting Jews
What's important is that he's still a better Jew than most of the Jews today who are not even raising their children in the faith.
A century ago, millions of Jews were anxious to claim a new sense of identity -- as Americans.
Jews have declined from 4 percent to 2 percent of the U.S. population.
tmatt.gospelcom.net /column/2001/04/25   (702 words)

  
 Jews By Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
One of every 37 American Jews is a Jew by Choice rather than a Jew by birth.
Some of you, with Talmudic justification, don't want to be reminded of a previous religious identity, and so don't think it is fair to be singled out as a convert or a Jew by Choice; others of you don't mind such a designation, often accepting it with pride.
I hope you all will be forgiving if I address you as Jews by Choice and not simply as that which you are - Jews.
members.aol.com /just1crzyju/jewsbychoice.htm   (601 words)

  
 Programs | Jews By Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Jews By Choice (JBC) program is designed to give you a strong foundation in Jewish learning (Torah), a welcoming entry into the Jewish Community (Israel) and a pathway to explore the sacred Jewish journey of your soul (God).
Among our members are many Jews By Choice who are active in synagogue life and serve on committees and on our Board of Trustees.
JBC program participants include people of all ages and backgrounds, intermarried couples (with and without children), couples who are engaged or contemplating marriage, and a growing number of singles who have decided to pursue the path to a Jewish life on their own.
www.ansheemet.org /Education/JBC.htm   (337 words)

  
 Fla. Jews Face Choice As Hurricane Nears - MSNBC Wire Services - MSNBC.com
But Jews preparing for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, face a dilemma.
Konikov said there are plenty of examples of Jews being released from Yom Kippur obligations because of security or health threats, such as during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Aymee Pena, who was making deviled eggs in the kitchen of the Chabad center in Satellite Beach for a dinner that follows the day of fasting, said she wasn't worried about the hurricane.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6093412   (678 words)

  
 Conversion to Judiasm -- The Washington Institute for Conversion and the Study of Judaism
Jews by Choice, and those wishing to learn more about Judaism, will use these textual materials but will focus primarily upon the Biblical Text.
These studies are designed to fully integrate the Jew by Choice into the spiritual community, thus enabling him or her to become an active participant in Jewish life.
Her warmth and personal style are sensitive to the special needs of Jews by Choice, providing them the necessary support to integrate themselves into the Jewish community.
converttojudaism.org   (506 words)

  
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In Muslim-freed territories, Jews are freed from slavery and allowed to form their own communities.
Jews and Mozárabes (Christians in Muslim lands) flee to the northern Christian kingdoms of Spain, or to African and the East, including Rambam.
Jews are sent by both Muslim and Christian kings to collect tributes from other kingdoms.
www.thinkport.org /ffb7ffe8-c0fb-4c0f-a11c-f71c195b72cd.asset   (1073 words)

  
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Jews by choice get all the credit for the hard work.
Jews by choice had to find it on their own, work to comprehend it and then they fall in love with Judaism.
In the end this cannot be an honest discussion about the concept of 'choseness' with you because you've admitted to holding beliefs that are, at best, derogatory of Judaism and Jews (like 'I worship the true God and Jews worship a lower one').
www.beliefnet.com /boards_mini/index.asp?pageID=19&boardID=95254   (642 words)

  
 History of Jews in Medieval Spain - a Timeline
Jews are sent by both Muslim and Christian kings to collect tributes from other kindgoms.
Fernando III, with the archbishop of Toledo, appeal to the Pope on behalf of the Spanish Jews.
Jews involved in the court help to arrange the marriage, in the hope that a unified, peaceful Spain will bring greater prosperity and safety to Sephardic Jews.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/8636/History.html   (2485 words)

  
 Temple Emanuel Outreach
We want to serve interfaith families as well as prospective Jews, Jews by choice and Jews who have felt alienated from the Jewish community.
Outreach is part of a national effort by the Reform Movement in Judaism to address the need to assist interfaith couples, their families, Jews by choice and those who have felt outside the Jewish community to feel welcome within Jewish life.
Our goals for outreach are to; sensitize the congregation and the community to the needs and concerns of Jews by choice, interfaith couples and their families and those returning to congregational life.
www.templeemanuelmd.org /Outreach.shtml   (258 words)

  
 Conscious Choice: Are Jews Killing Themselves?
PHFs simplify keeping kosher because they are parve, that is neither dairy nor meat, and when they are used in baked and packaged store goods, Jews can buy them and eat them at any meal.
At the University of Maryland, she and colleagues had intended to carry out a study comparing the diets of Jews and non-Jews but could never get funding.
This month Jews will be commemorating one of the more important holidays on their calendar: Passover.
www.consciouschoice.com /2001/cc1404/healthconscious1404.html   (1147 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Those who seriously investigate Judaism and contemplate becoming Jews by choice, and they are more numerous than we have been led to believe, come with questions that stimulate responses from the Keruv mentors.
The questions these potential Jews by choice ask are far closer to the questions that our children and grandchildren ask either openly or sub voce.
Outreach may remind Jews who live in a falsely insulated circle that it is the book of Ruth, not the book of Ezra, that our rabbinic sages chose to be read on the festival of revelation -- Shevuoth.
www.vbs.org /rabbi/hshulw/mirror_bot.htm   (1292 words)

  
 U.S. Jewish Establishment and Zionism, Not Jews, Feel Crisis
It is the Jewish establishment and Zionism that face "catastrophic decline," not the Jews.
Another 185,000 were Jews "by choice," with about 70 percent of these formally converted.
Lenni Brenner is the author of Jews in America Today, The Iron Wall, and the new AET White Paper The Anti-Defamation League's National Director is Crazy Like a Foxman, all of which are available through the AET Book Club.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/1095/9510020.htm   (1449 words)

  
 Books - InterfaithFamily.com
The drama of the synagogue unfolds during the course of the stories, but much more significant are Kleinpoppen's observations of how he is perceived--by Jews, non-Jews, and even members of his own family.
Rommelkamp, who was born and raised a Protestant and chose Judaism two decades ago, does a very good job at revealing the pride and prejudices of Jews and non-Jews alike.
The stories are entertaining and often humorous but are of greatest interest because of the author's keen insights into the conversion experience--and his straightforward and uncompromising manner in relaying them.
www.interfaithfamily.com /site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297398&ct=533263   (513 words)

  
 Beth David Synagogue - Join Us
Singles, families, "empty nesters", retirees, born Jews, Jews-by-choice, and intermarried couples will all find members of our synagogue waiting to help you feel at home.
Whether you are new to town or you have lived here for some time, we are glad that you are ready to become involved with our vibrant Jewish community.
Please call and let us know how we can help you with your move if you are new to Greensboro, or to learn more about our congregation if you have recently decided to become more active in our Jewish community.
www.uscj.org /seabd/bethdavid/join.html   (363 words)

  
 Jews Without Memory
When she makes the choice to which the novel’s title refers — being a "Polack" and not a "Yid," she is given the "privilege" of choosing which of her two children is to die in the gas chamber and which is to live — she has no real choice, of course (529).
The Jews’ obstinate clinging to the exclusivist rigor of their law — their insistence upon ritual purity, dietary restrictions, and endogamy — was thus a political obstacle to full citizenship.
Unlike the European Jews, Stingo does not choose to inherit the legacy of slavery, Nathan does not choose to be a paranoid schizophrenic, Sophie does not choose to be afflicted with the guilt of having murdered her child.
www-english.tamu.edu /pers/fac/myers/styron.html   (10857 words)

  
 Jew By Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Part of the difficulty of being a jew by choice, is the fact that years of acculturation have been missed.
No, emphatically no. A Jew By Choice is NOT a Hebrew Christian or a Messianic Jew.
Not only are Jews by Choice following a long tradition of questing and choosing the rigors and people of Judaism, we renounce any prior connection to the concept of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah.
www.citsf.com /jewbychoice   (794 words)

  
 A Reconstructionist Dvar Torah for Miketz
The legends concerning Asenath focus on the spiritual aspect of conversion and attempt to explain why Joseph, who was so loyal to the God of our ancestors, married Asenath, the daughter of an Egyptian priest, a detail seemingly overlooked in the biblical text.
The Jews of the ancient Greek-speaking diaspora knew that many non-Jews were attracted by the faith and traditions of Israel.
In our open society we not only have the freedom to decide how we wish to live our Jewish lives, but also the choice of whether or not to be Jews at all.
www2.jrf.org /recon-dt/dt.php?id=30   (867 words)

  
 The Call to the Torah, Now Heeded Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I always get the feeling that born Jews are more resentful and distant to the Jews by choice.
I think many also feel that this pain is something we Jews own and a person who converts (and whose relatives did not suffer anti-Semitism -- or worse, whose relatives may have persecuted Jews) does not have the same kind of "ownership" of Judaism as a Jew by birth whose ancestors suffered.
A problem arises in the eyes of many Jews (including mine) however when a person converts to Judaism because they are marrying a Jew but following the marriage, practice no Judaism...or even continue to practice their original religion (i.e., actively celebrating Christmas.) Still, in my experience this is the exception.
home.earthlink.net /~jewish_home_page/jew_by_choice.html   (686 words)

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