"The Jews (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3 Yehudim Israeli pronunciation [jehuˈdim]), also known as the Jewish people, are a nation and an ethnoreligious group, originating in the Israelites or Hebrews of the Ancient Near East. The Jewish ethnicity, nationality, and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the traditional faith of the Jewish nation. Converts to Judaism, whose status as Jews within the Jewish ethnos is equal to those born into it, have been absorbed into the Jewish people throughout the millennia....
...Generally, in modern secular usage, Jews include three groups: people who were born to a Jewish family regardless of whether or not they follow the religion, those who have some Jewish ancestral background or lineage (sometimes including those who do not have strictly matrilineal descent), and people without any Jewish ancestral background or lineage who have formally converted to Judaism and therefore are followers of the religion...."
I recently, while researching my genealogy, discovered that my Granddad's surname is Ashkenazi, and my Grandma's surname is as well. It made sense. Now I know why I am so shrewd with money and why I always think I am smarter than I actually am.
Hebrew: an ethnic sub-group of semetic people
Jew: a follower of some form of Judaism
Zionist: A staunch supporter of the state of Israel
Most of the descendants of Hebrews that stayed in the Jerusalem area after the 70 AD fall have grown up as Christians or Muslims.
Many of the descendants of Hebrews who fled to Europe have become nearly completely the same bloodline as the local European population through centuries of adultery, rape or conversion of non-Hebrews. Jewish traditions may have been passed on, but they are far from being Hebrew.
The best Zionists that I know are US evangelical Christians.
Uhh, person is a Jew by their blood. Judaism is a religion. People like Sammy Davis, Jr. should never be called Jews, their religion makes them Jewish. These white people who are politicians, doctors, actors, basically running everything, who put "berg" or "stein" on the end of a name, they are not Jews. They are the Ashkenazi people who just one day decided they would identify as Jews. Jews by blood are middle-eastern, not bald white guys who are stereotypically weak hypochondriacs.
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