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|Forgive my presumptuousness (sp?) but BelovedBird's point I think was that we don't practice animal sacrifice because the Temple in Jerusalem no longer exists, not because it's no longer a part of the religious tradition. Our daily prayer services correspond directly to those sacrificial services ...|
|... by Celestial
... What about a female convert? How does that work? ...
|... It doesn't matter if your mother is not Jewish. Or if she is. If you feel you are Jewish then you are. And you can still practice what you like and not circumcise ...|
I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old
|... 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 ...
|... by applejuice
... What really surprised me was after I had my first ds, every Jewish person I knew TOLD me I had to circ my son. NO matter how observant these people were, they all had what to say about a decision I was to make for my son. A desion that I consider intensely personal and monumental ... Most of these nosy people did not keep kosher, never went to synagogue and even celebrated Christmas in their homes ... People who are not observant should mind their own business; they should look in the mirror and decide how observant they are and leave a poor, new mother alone.
A circ is done in one day. But living as a Jew is done for a lifetime. There is too much emphasis on this one - shot- event when there is a lifetime of simchas and mitzvot to live.
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