>  (Yes, I know that orthodox Jewish
>law defines a Jew as anyone born of a Jewish mother and does
>not recognize conversion, but the vast majority of the world's
>Jews--of all races--are not orthodox.)
THIS IS VERY, VERY WRONG!!!  In certain respects, traditional Jewish law places
the convert (male or female) on a higher level than an ordinary person born of
a Jewish mother.
I do not want to enter into this discussion, but could not sit idly while
fallacious ideas are passed off as truths.
Bob Kosovsky
New York Public Library--Music Division
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