1 definition by Jew-el
Jews are people who are often classified by non-Jews as "chosen." The latter group then starts hatin Jews for that designation.
According to Jewish law: If you mom is Jewish you are Jewish, even if you dont practice the Jewish religion/practice a different religion(that's why it has an ethnic aspect to it)
Judaism is an orthopractic religion, which means certain deeds/actions speak louder than someone's belief (in J.C. for example). That is why, while many Jews can be athesit, they will still celebrate holidays like Hannukah, Passover, Rosh Hashana etc...cause they are fun and have also become part of the culture.
If you want to become Jewish, you need to undergo orthodox conversion, and keep all the Jewish laws as described in the Jewish holy book, the Torah.
Not all Jews are Israelis, and not all Israelis are Jews. Nevertheless, Jews can become Israeli citizens very easily.
I am a Jewel and that kewl
by Jew-el Sep 6, 2007 add a video