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Old 04-30-2013, 11:53 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.

technically we call that minhag affilliation. by tribe, we are all either Judah or Levi, these days.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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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.

To be brutally honest, modern O conversion is no guarantee either.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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To be brutally honest, modern O conversion is no guarantee either.
For what it's worth, there's an Orthodox Beis Din (one M.O. rabbi, one Israeli Sephardi rabbi and one other I don't know so well) in my town that was just "fired" by the RCA, and they are no longer able to perform universally accepted conversions any more. Truth is, it's not easy to convert to Judaism and have everybody accept your conversion as valid.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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For what it's worth, there's an Orthodox Beis Din (one M.O. rabbi, one Israeli Sephardi rabbi and one other I don't know so well) in my town that was just "fired" by the RCA, and they are no longer able to perform universally accepted conversions any more. Truth is, it's not easy to convert to Judaism and have everybody accept your conversion as valid.
Will the italian documentation be satisfactory?
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Will the italian documentation be satisfactory?
It's highly unlikely that Italian documentation would be proof of Jewishness. An orthodox Rabbi who meets you in person is the best person to ask. Beware of anybody who charges money. If you tell us where you live, we might be able to help you.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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For what it's worth, there's an Orthodox Beis Din (one M.O. rabbi, one Israeli Sephardi rabbi and one other I don't know so well) in my town that was just "fired" by the RCA, and they are no longer able to perform universally accepted conversions any more. Truth is, it's not easy to convert to Judaism and have everybody accept your conversion as valid.

Im not sure even an RCA accepted conversion would be accepted by all the Israeli haredim. but they may have more pressing concerns right now http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/1308...ultra-orthodox
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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but they may have more pressing concerns right now http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/1308...ultra-orthodox
It must be so frustrating to live in the land where the Shechinah once resided, where the Beis Hamigdosh once stood, where the kosel remains - and have to put up with that fool Yair Lapid.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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It's highly unlikely that Italian documentation would be proof of Jewishness. An orthodox Rabbi who meets you in person is the best person to ask. Beware of anybody who charges money. If you tell us where you live, we might be able to help you.
The documentation lists my parents ethnicity as ebreos or jewish. I live in London
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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The documentation lists my parents ethnicity as ebreos or jewish. I live in London
London has a large Jewish population. Do you have an orthodox Jewish acquaintance--a neighbors, colleague, or shopkeeper you'd feel comfortable talking to? The answer is probably no, since you've posted your question online, but I ask anyway.

A local chabad house is a good place to start. I'm sure there's one in London.

What is your goal, at this point? Are you just researching genealogy, or are you interested in reconnecting?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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London has a large Jewish population. Do you have an orthodox Jewish acquaintance--a neighbors, colleague, or shopkeeper you'd feel comfortable talking to? The answer is probably no, since you've posted your question online, but I ask anyway.

A local chabad house is a good place to start. I'm sure there's one in London.

What is your goal, at this point? Are you just researching genealogy, or are you interested in reconnecting?
I've always felt a strong affinity towards judaism so reconnection I guess. We live in quite an antimsemitic area actually
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