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Because Jewish identity can include characteristics of an ethnicity a religion,  or peoplehood, the definition depends on either traditional or newer interpretations of Jewish law and custom. However, there are differences in interpretations when it comes to non- Orthodox Jewish denominations in the application of this definition, including Should a person with only one Jewish parent be considered Jewish?
Which conversion processes should be considered valid?
Can one remain a Jew after converting to another religion? How does being unaware of having Jewish parents affect one's Jewish status?
How is Jewish identity determined in different countries throughout the Jewish Diaspora? How is the claim to Israeli citizenship adjudicated in the context of the Basic Laws of Israel?
Tannaitic Judaism[ edit ] According to the Mishnahthe first written source for halakhathe status of the offspring of mixed marriages was determined matrilineally. According to historian Shaye J. Cohenin the Bible, the status of the offspring of mixed marriages was determined patrilineally.
He brings two likely explanations for the change in Mishnaic times: Thus, a mixed marriage is forbidden as is the union of a horse and a donkey, and in both unions the offspring are judged matrilineally. Second, the Tannaim may have been influenced by Roman law, which dictated that when a parent could not contract a legal marriage, offspring would follow the mother.
Contemporary Judaism[ edit ] All Jewish religious movements agree that a person may be a Jew either by birth or through conversion.
According to halakhaa Jew by birth must be born to a Jewish mother. Halakha states that the acceptance of the principles and practices of Judaism does not make a person a Jew. However, those born Jewish do not lose that status because they cease to be observant Jews, even if they adopt the practices of another religion.
If both parents are Jewish, their child will also be considered Jewish, and the child takes the status of the father e. If either parent is subject to a genealogical disability e. If one of the parents is not Jewish, the rule is that the child takes the status of the mother Kiddushin 68b, Shulchan AruchEH 4: In Orthodox Judaism the child of a non-Jewish mother can be considered Jewish only by a process of conversion to Judaism.
Reform and Liberal Judaism do not accept the halakhic rules as binding, and most branches accept a child of one Jewish parent, whether father or mother, as Jewish if the parents raise the child as a Jew and foster a Jewish identity in the child, noting that "in the Bible the line always followed the father, including the cases of Joseph and Moseswho married into non-Israelite priestly families.
The Reform movement's standard states that "for those beyond childhood claiming Jewish identity, other public acts or declarations may be added or substituted after consultation with their rabbi".
Patrilineal descent[ edit ] Inthe Reform Central Conference of American Rabbis passed the Resolution on Patrilineal Descent, declaring that "the child of one Jewish parent is under the presumption of Jewish descent.
This presumption of the status of the offspring of any mixed marriage is to be established through appropriate and timely public and formal acts of identification with the Jewish faith and people For those beyond childhood claiming Jewish identity, other public acts or declarations may be added or substituted after consultation with their rabbi.Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students* Beena Giridharan Keywords: academic writing, ESL (English as a second language) students, critical gaps The process approach centers around on writing activities that engage learners in the process of writing, such as generation of ideas, drafting, revising, editing, etc., .
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