|... by ooka
... i seemed to have opened up a whole other can of worms with this thread, like whether the mothering community would recognize my status as a valid jew
i know hitler would have, he pretty nearly killed one grandfather, the other one narrowly escaped just before the war
well, whatever, i really shouldnt have come here to ask ...
Reread the thread. The question was looking for support for not circ'g your son. And it seemed that the maternal grandmother was not Jewish, and the grandfather was. It wasn't clear that there was any conversion, or that the mother ... you ... might be Jewish. Which means there's no reason to circumcise. Right there was your support, your reason not to circ. That's what you got.
Nobody insulted or insisted that your conversion might not be valid.
My only complaint was with Lunarmama's muddying the nonexistent issue with misinformation with the "if you feel, then you are" thing. If you feel Catholic, you are Catholic? Doesn't work there, either. If you feel Mormon, you are Mormon? No, everyone's got a "standard." So do Jews. Even Reform insist that if only the father's Jewish, for the children to be Jewish the family must do A, B and C.
There was no judgmentalism as far as I can see, rereading this thread. A question was asked, answers were given. Now it seems offense was given/taken?
And as aside ... or is it parting shot ... I've never understood this thing of Jews letting Hitler y'sh
be the final arbiter of who was Jewish.