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Nathaniel

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Am I a Jew?
« on: July 06, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
According to my mom, her biological grandfather had the surname Katz.  He was from the Ukraine.  That would make him my biological great grandfather on my mother's side.  So, does that make me a Jew? 
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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 09:24:15 PM »
Only if he was a lawyer, see Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky:

"When asked about the nationality of his parents, Zhirinovsky once replied with a sentence that almost instantly became proverbial: "My mother is a Russian while my father is a lawyer."

http://www.panorama.ru/works/oe/zhirinoe.html

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 05:04:38 PM »
I don't know about my great grandfather, but my dad was a lawyer.  He graduated from Akron Law.
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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 08:06:02 PM »
OK then you have some Jewish blood and a lawyer in the family - that makes you a Jew too if you want to be one.
See Maimonedes Section 2700(a)(3_)

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 02:43:43 PM »
I don't know about my great grandfather, but my dad was a lawyer.  He graduated from Akron Law.

probably specialized in tire law...

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 11:05:01 PM »
If you consider yourself a Jew then you are, if not then you aren't.

You appear to have Hebrew DNA, and your religion is your choice (judaism or otherwise)

Why do you ask? I don't think it counts as URM.

When in dount, consult a Rabbi. They'd be the  one who truely knows the proper answer according to jewish law.

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 09:04:34 PM »
do it work that way with being athletic?

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 09:07:27 PM »
do it work that way with being athletic?
Anyone with 27098 posts has no idea with athletic is to begin with.

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Re: Am I a Jew?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 06:11:43 AM »
wow, that really best you got?  next going say something julie's momma?

and julie sure could make you ask for yours.

p.s.  your number wrong, putz.