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Judaism 101: Who Is a Jew? - 0 views

  • The original name for the people we now call Jews was Hebrews. The word "Hebrew" (in Hebrew, "Ivri") is first used in the Torah to describe Abraham (Gen. 14:13). The word is apparently derived from the name Eber, one of Abraham's ancestors. Another tradition teaches that the word comes from the word "eyver," which means "the other side," referring to the fact that Abraham came from the other side of the Euphrates, or referring to the fact Abraham was separated from the other nations morally and spiritually.
  • A Jew is any person whose mother was a Jew or any person who has gone through the formal process of conversion to Judaism.
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    Many people need to know how a person who is of Jewish ancestry is defined.
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