Who is a Jew?

  • Member of the Jewish people and the Jewish Community
  • One whose mother is a Jew
  • One who had converted to Judaism
  • Usually believes that he is related to the ancient Hebrews (led by Abraham)
  • Probably speaks Yiddish
  • Can be orthodox, liberal or irreligious
  • May study the teachings of the Talmud and the Torah
  • Can be misunderstood by others (notably the Nazis)
  • May be stereotyped as greedy (as in Shylock the Jew), stingy
  • Can be a descendant of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust

Many Russian Jews were told to leave. They had two choices to relocate :
(a) Israel
(b) other countries (including USA if they had sponsors)

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