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What Is a Jew?

Are we a religion, a nation, a race, or something else altogether?

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Published: March 29, 2014

Produced by Dovi Halpern and Michael Tintner, founders of Sinai a Jewish initiative dedicated to uniting the best speakers in the Jewish world to spread their wisdom through short, inspirational videos on the same common platform.

Visitor Comments: 48

(34) Anonymous, January 15, 2015 2:42 AM

Made me cry!

Excellent!!! Made me cry, so well put!
- a 'non-religious' member of the 'family'

(33) Sari, August 3, 2014 5:00 PM

not-western not-eastern not-white

Very good! Succinct! I keep trying to point out to so many fellow Jews still living overseas that no, we are not really western, not really eastern, not really European, or American, or British, not white ---- we are something else, uniquely so: part of the Jewish family, as you say.

(32) BettyAnn Sanland, July 20, 2014 5:38 PM

Thank you for your explanation

Hi there...
I am a conservative southern female. I am not Jewish.I have recently met some wonderful Jewish friends that have taken me under wing and have been so wonderful and patient with all my many questions.
We are all G_d's children and it is good to reach out and to get to know one another and to learn more about one another.
I enjoy reading that my Jewish friend introduced me. She is a wonderful lady. We share recipes, friendship, current events, and so much more. I am a 65 year old female born and raised in the Atlanta, Ga. area. I am very concerned with things happening in the USA and the world today. G_d bless us all in these trying times.

(31) grant, July 18, 2014 3:32 PM

a Jew

Jew is chosen as family member by a power fare beyond our understanding. God loves the individual desire individual as a family member will model the love as part of the family. others will see the love is real between God and family; a jew is God.s chosen family no mater where on the earth individual is.

(30) Mia Sherwood Landau, July 17, 2014 2:49 PM

LOVE this video, Rabbi

This video provides great ideas for those of us who do not live in Jewish communities and often find ourselves faced with similar questions from friends and even from family. You can be certain your words will come in handy for me in the future. Thank you so much for posting!

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