False by any measurable standard. Sure, you can say: Oh, i'm jewish, I'll learn hebrew and get my foreskin chopped and do a bar mitzwah or whatever... but that doesn't make you jewish. It's taking the form without substance.
It's like saying: I'll put on a womans' dress and that makes me a woman. No it doesn't, it makes you a man in a womans' dress. Or a cross-dresser. Form without substance.
Jews are not a race, but a nation
The notion that we are a race is destructive. If the Jews are a race, then Zionism is racism. If the Jews are a race, then parents who don’t want their children to intermarry are racists.
A race, whatever that notion really means, is certainly not something that can be joined. The Jewish people can be joined. We might have plenty of arguments among us as to what constitutes a valid conversion, but conversion is certainly possible. Ever since Abraham and Sarah’s legendary outreach program in which the residents of Charan were convinced to journey with them to Israel, almost every generation of the Jewish people has welcomed non-Jews into its midst. In fact, given any contemporary Jew, it is statistically inconceivable that there shouldn’t be a single convert anyway up their family tree. Admittedly, members of the tribe of Levi claim an unbroken patrilineal chain all the way back to Abraham; but there are bound to be converts on some of the maternal branches of their family tree. There is no such thing as a racially pure Jew. We are not a race.
Even the term 'semitic' does not distinctly define Jewish people.
.. relating to or denoting a family of languages that includes Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic and certain ancient languages such as Phoenician and Akkadian, constituting the main subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic family.
Thus, Arabs are every bit as Semitic as are Jews.
There is no race called Jews.
“No people can be both ignorant and free.”
- Thomas Jefferson
Semitic comes from Sem -> the son of Noah. And he was designated to repopulate the "middle of the earth" making all jews, arabs and other middle eastern people -> semites. normally this would include the indians in india and the vietnamese too. But w/e, back then people didn't know the world was that large. Ham was designated to repopulate the south -> so all africans are hamites. And Jaspeth or smth like that the north -> europeans and chinesse and siberians and all that are "jaspetians?" or however that works. Now since most arabs are muslims and don't give a hoot, they don't call themselves semites. since Europeans are traditionally christian, we don't care about the whole jaspeth thing since God loves all and doesn't massacre at random anymore, the Christian God is civilized. And the indians and the chinesse don't care either because lo and behold, they follow other religions.
So while yes, arabs are semites by torah standards, they're not semites because they don't see themselves as such. Which is why that designation remains purely for jewish people by their own choice and by the fortunes of history.
I see you quote haartz, don't. It's a ****ty newspaper for remtards on free dinners.
Jews aren't a nation. If jews were a nation, that means that if you're a jew in america or in sweden or in israel, you're part of the same nation. And that's not true. Only jews in Israel are part of the nation of Israel. So Israelite is a nationality, jew is not. Jews are foremost an ethnic group -> your mother needs to be jewish for you to inherit the jewishness. Again, that's their saying, not mine. They identify jewish as such. And with reformed judaism you don't need to practice judaism to be a jew. Which is why a non-religious jew can marry a religious jew no problem. It is why a non-religious jew is still a jew. Again. it's like I said. (ethnicity)Polish (religion)catholic -> take away catholic, he's still polish.
SO this:Is true. They are racists.f the Jews are a race, then Zionism is racism. If the Jews are a race, then parents who don’t want their children to intermarry are racists.
For one thing, it depends on how much assistance you give the unborn after extraction from the womb. That is rather a fluid definition. Also taking that as the criterion is rather arbitrary. You like it and others might think it uneducated. It is just a point of view. Just look at the periods during which abortion is allowed and the legal rationalizations in the various countries to get a feel for how wide the arbitrariness goes.
And as for the girls. Sure some have more and others less education, experience or social competence. But we allow the vacuum decision to be made by practically every one of them, so my phrase was perfectly to the point. On top of that the girls are on very potent drugs, putting the rationality in doubt.