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Jtube: Raising Hope: You’re Jewish

Jtube: Raising Hope: You’re Jewish

What would you do if you suddenly found out you were a member of a different religion?

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Published: April 6, 2013

What would you do if you suddenly found out you were a member of a different religion?

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Visitor Comments: 9

(5) ben Zalman, June 28, 2013 9:34 PM

The lovely Shirley Jones!

You mean that "Oklahoma" girl was Jewish? What about "Curley"?

(4) Reuven Frank, April 29, 2013 6:44 PM

Well,...

The video left me with a frown.
I am a “Tora-true” Jew. Some call me a Ba’al Teshuva because I wasn’t born religious. Some call me “Ultra” or ‘fanatic’ for what they THINK my Judaism stands for.
Anyway, the point is, at this stage of my life (I’m 56), and having been religious the vast majority of my adult life (from age twenty or so), if I found out I wasn’t Jewish, the first thing I’d do, is convert.

(3) Gee Miller, April 9, 2013 3:43 PM

go online see this episode...good nachus!

My jaw dropped as I watched this show for the first time, and this was the theme! Was it funny, and so to the point. The entire grocery erupts in a dance and song production when they shop for the Pesach sedar...Jews appear, of all kinds, and sing while dancing about horosis, the exodus from Egypt...adorable.
Find the episode online and watch!

(2) Andrea Eller, April 9, 2013 9:03 AM

Hilarious!

So well done and funny! I'm going to send it around to the family!

(1) lsfein, April 9, 2013 4:38 AM

It could only happen to a Jew

You could never "suddenly find out" that you were a member of any other religion except Judaism--as far as I know--because Judaism is the only religion that you inherit via birth. Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism are all religions that a person must embrace consciously and intentionally -- and ritually -- before being accepted as a member of the tradition. Membership is not automatic.

So it is interesting, both anthropologically, and on a personal--emotional and philosophical--level. Do you just abandon the concept(s) you have had about yourself up to now? Do you go through a bunch of rituals because someone else wants you to, or tells you that's what group "J" does? Why should anything about how you live your life change at all?

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