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04-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
How does one become jewish? How many percent is a guy like Mike Cammalleri jewish?
It's not really a "percent" thing -- you're kinda in or out -- and it can get pretty complicated but centers around cultural identity. Traditionally, Jewish ethnic membership was matrilineal -- if your mother is Jewish, so were you, and that's still the way it is for very conservative groups. Cammalleri's mother is Jewish, so that's passed on.

In Reform and other more liberal Jewish schools of thought, though, you are considered Jewish if you had at least one Jewish parent (mother OR father) and were raised with a Jewish identity. Then there's converts to Judaism, with differing opinions between different sects about how that works.

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