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1 definition by Little Miss Pipedream

 
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jew
okay let's clear this up.
not all jews are tight with their money.
not all jews have enormous noses.
not all jews have frizzy hair.

jews do not necessarily practise judaism as a religion, but someone who is born jewish can never stop being jewish. even if one decides to diassociate themself with the faith or the people they are still considered to be a jew.
this is largely because as well as being a religious group, the jewish people are also an ethnic and cultural group.
in most denominations, judaism is inherited through the mother and many people are jewish without even realising as it can be inherited by an unbroken line of matrineal descent. a person would still be considered jewish if their mother was a jew but their father was not.

i'm 16 and i am jewish. but i don't have a big nose. it just looks a little odd haha!
my hair is dark dark brown and curly and my eyes are brown.
stereotypical jewish features, but not always true to all jews.

i'm not very religious at all, in fact i was raised agnostic and none of my family practise the religion at all. however i do try to observe kosher (but i'm vegetarian so it's very easy), and i have read the tanakh.
only the women and children on my mother's side of the family are jewish.

the only way a jew would be cease to be jewish any longer would be to claim that jesus is their saviour. anyone who worships jesus as the messiah is not a jew and will be discounted from the jewish people.
matrineal descent: my mother's mother's mother's mother's mother's mother was jewish. it is consistent line of females who pass the faith onto their children.
by Little Miss Pipedream March 29, 2008