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July 16, 2010 6:18 AM
It is not as easy as you think
Funny/not funny that is not really the point. Awareness is.
Unless I had experienced it myself I wouldn't believe it either. You would thing the inner struggle and the orientation to a new view of life would be the hardest thing but that is easy compared tio the hurdles that you find yourself up against. People that you don't even know attacking you, no not just people, Rabbis of high standing that don't know you opposing your new found place, even threats of "exposure"; not the warm fuzzy feeling you would expect upon finding your place in a family.
Even 20 years later feeling that I have to keep quiet because a very good friend is a good friend with one of those Rabbis that spoke against you.
No, it's not easy coming home!
June 11, 2010 2:25 PM
Finding out your a Jew
If someone was already a member of a religion, then finding out they were of another, most would seek out to find out about the one by birth that is considered their religion. If someone grew up in a religion because of their parents choice, made that your choice when young, and you aren't devout in that religion, and then finding out your roots in another religion, probable they wouldn't convert. They are more on the line of secular than religious even if on paper they are a member of a religion. Most would look into it, and then decide which is best for them. The point of the video is the title of the video. If you found out you were a member of another religion would you convert? The guy in the video found out he was a Jew, and proceed to learn what being a Jew was all about. I think the message of this video is saying "Hey there are a lot of people that are Jews, you may not know it yet. When finding out what will you do with that information? We ask you to drop your old religion and come where you belong."
June 10, 2010 6:28 PM
Todah Rabbah. ROFLMAO!
Thank you for finally acknowledging how difficult it is to come back once your family "leaves" judaism or you discover later in life your jewish roots. No matter how many you have or how well you study, it seems that everyone wants to disqualify you after the mikvah and beit din. I was more welcome as a 'guest' than a member of the grand mishpachah. I hope this means people are changing their attitude. ;D
June 10, 2010 12:30 PM
It is funny :)
Because we know it does not happen that often in 'real' life, this makes this video hilarious! lol
June 10, 2010 4:09 AM
HA HA HA
I thought it was funny !
June 9, 2010 6:50 PM
I also don't understand the point of the video. If it was meant to be humorous it missed the mark because showing a rabbi who is cruel and obviously ignorant of the fact that a man born of Jewish parents is a Jew regardless of how he grew up is not funny. Many Jews during the Spanish Inquisition grew up with their parents hiding the facts that they were Jews fir fear of death. Same with Jews under Nazi occupation. A cruel and ignorant rabbi is not funny.
June 8, 2010 5:16 PM
Stupid and unbelievable example
Before we begin with whether one would convert if he found out that he was born a Jew, that would depend on the religion he was raised in. If he was raised as a Muslim, which is what this image portrays, the question begs to be asked if i the premise is even remotely realistic that a Jewish father would give up his child for adoption.. Specifically if as a child this male adult was converted to Islam as a child, he would evert be allowed to leave that religion under any circumstances, so who was the ignorant lout who concocted this annoying skit?
June 8, 2010 5:14 PM
If someone is born Jewish then he's Jewish, even if he grew up thinking he wasn't. He doesn't have to convert, a Jew is always a Jew...so I'm not really understanding the point of this video.
June 8, 2010 4:26 PM
that was a very humorous clip, but very sad as well. How many people actually want to become Jewish when they find out they were born Jewish? I also feel the rabbi was very insensitive, even though it was a spoof video
June 8, 2010 4:21 PM
Funny but I can't imagine a muslim finding out he is a Jew would be so calm about it since they are taught to hate the Jews from womb to tomb.
I would hpe that fellow Jews would not act this way... it's hard enough without that stuff within your own group!
June 7, 2010 12:47 AM
Just know that this is so NOT how Jews act! If a person knows they are Jewish, and then goes to a Rabbi to make a stronger connection with G-d or whichever reason, of course they will help them in every which way, not this way in the movie. Ask The Rabbi is a great fantastic part of Aish.com and thats one place to ask questions, but you should also go to your closest Orthodox Rabbi for advice. The best of luck!
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