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Old 04-29-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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If you're wanting to start living and worshiping as a Jew, then you should probably speak to your local rabbi. Even with verifiable maternal descent, you would likely be encouraged to join a conversion class or other basic adult beginner's class in order to learn what you need to know so that you can establish a foundation for Jewish leaning.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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If you're wanting to start living and worshiping as a Jew, then you should probably speak to your local rabbi. Even with verifiable maternal descent, you would likely be encouraged to join a conversion class or other basic adult beginner's class in order to learn what you need to know so that you can establish a foundation for Jewish leaning.
Exactly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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If you're wanting to start living and worshiping as a Jew, then you should probably speak to your local rabbi. Even with verifiable maternal descent, you would likely be encouraged to join a conversion class or other basic adult beginner's class in order to learn what you need to know so that you can establish a foundation for Jewish leaning.
Sephardi or azkhenazi as i'm a mix of both
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Sephardi or azkhenazi as i'm a mix of both
Since you were raised in neither, which ever you feel most comfortable with is what I would say. But it would really depend on what is available in your area. Some communities are large enough to support multiple synagogues and a variety of traditions. Others, like mine, can only support a single synagogue for all Jews in the area.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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My mother is azkhenazi does that mean I'm azkhenazi?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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If you're wanting to start living and worshiping as a Jew, then you should probably speak to your local rabbi.
I don't mean to discount others here, but I would suggest you ask your local Orthodox rabbi, not just any rabbi. If your goal is to be universally accepted as Jewish, it won't help much to ask a Reform or Conservative rabbi.

That will not come over well to my fellow posters here, but I give you the brutal honesty in order that you follow the correct path.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Tribe affiliation follows the father but if your father is not Jewish then I'm not sure. You're probably Ashkenazi.

It is very hard to find non-Ashkenazi communities in the U.S. and the UK so you might as well start reducing your non-potato vegetable intake now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Tribe affiliation follows the father but if your father is not Jewish then I'm not sure. You're probably Ashkenazi.

It is very hard to find non-Ashkenazi communities in the U.S. and the UK so you might as well start reducing your non-potato vegetable intake now.
My father was sephardim who like my mother converted to christianity
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Tribe affiliation follows the father but if your father is not Jewish then I'm not sure. You're probably Ashkenazi.

It is very hard to find non-Ashkenazi communities in the U.S. and the UK so you might as well start reducing your non-potato vegetable intake now.
I get the reference
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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You are what you are. There is no converting to what you already are.

there's something called a giyur lechumra - when Jewish status is not 100% certain, to make sure.
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