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Old 05-02-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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You'd need to speak with an orthodox Rabbi. He'll be able to tell you what is the halachic protocol to establishing Jewishness. Jews come in all shapes, sizes and color. So why wouldn't you fit in physically?
A lot of people in my area refer to my looks in antisemitic terms
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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A lot of people in my area refer to my looks in antisemitic terms
You'll have to get used to that, and get thick skin. I'm an Irish looking Jew and get comments from Jews all the time about that. Someone called me a shiksa once, which I would never call anyone. Being Jewish means you have to be comfortable arguing or debating, because we love to, and mostly have thick skin.

I would love to look as Jewish on the outside as I do on the inside. What does that mean, though? Jews are black, Irish, Meditteranean, European, Spanish and have all sorts of features. What matters most is that your neshamah is Jewish.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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You'll have to get used to that, and get thick skin. I'm an Irish looking Jew and get comments from Jews all the time about that. Someone called me a shiksa once, which I would never call anyone. Being Jewish means you have to be comfortable arguing or debating, because we love to, and mostly have thick skin.

I would love to look as Jewish on the outside as I do on the inside. What does that mean, though? Jews are black, Irish, Meditteranean, European, Spanish and have all sorts of features. What matters most is that your neshamah is Jewish.
Thanks, I used to live near a jewish area called Stanford hill which has a large hasidic population. When passing a lot of people would argue with me in Yiddish roughly translated they would ask why I wasn't dressed properly? They also used to speak yiddish to my siblings in an equally confrontational manner. The irony is I feel i look more sephardic whilst my siblings look more azkhenazi. I have trouble working out what my mother is though.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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What a beautifully gorgeous family you have!

I find that hilarious about them asking why you're not dressed properly. Sheesh! Some people! Sometimes we Jews think we are our brother's keeper. Which we are, but they shouldn't be saying that to you.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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What a beautifully gorgeous family you have!

I find that hilarious about them asking why you're not dressed properly. Sheesh! Some people! Sometimes we Jews think we are our brother's keeper. Which we are, but they shouldn't be saying that to you.
Thanks, do you think we look more sephardic or azkhenazi?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Jews come in all shapes, sizes and color.
Like "universally-accepted conversions" and "a Jew is a Jew, there are no labels", the myth of Jews of all races and appearances being able to "fit in" is true in theory, but not in practice.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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Like "universally-accepted conversions" and "a Jew is a Jew, there are no labels", the myth of Jews of all races and appearances being able to "fit in" is true in theory, but not in practice.
thanks, would you say we look "Jewish"

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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Yeah they definitely have the Diaspora Ashkenazi look, which is what "looking Jewish" means. Not sure they would pass for Israelis though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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the myth of Jews of all races and appearances being able to "fit in" is true in theory, but not in practice.
Baloney. Maybe in your world, not in mine.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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Yeah they definitely have the Diaspora Ashkenazi look, which is what "looking Jewish" means. Not sure they would pass for Israelis though.
why not? How do they look azkhenazi?
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