I Am Jewish (ashkenazi)

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    I'm Proud To Be A Jew.

    For some people, this is a controversial statement for me to make. I come to my Jewish heritage through my Father's side of the family. According to traditional Jewish law, descent is from the maternal line. Well, in good Jewish tradition, I would argue that if I can be a...
    blaster13101972 blaster13101972
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2011

    I come from a Jewish family,

    but I was raised Mormon. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and follow some of the traditions because it's part of our heritage but I've always wanted to know more.
    bekahboo730 bekahboo730
    18-21, F
    Jun 6, 2015

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    bigbossrich888 bigbossrich888
    1 Response Dec 10, 2011

    Hi - I'm Not Jewish But I'm A Writer Working On A Novel With A Major Jewish Character

    Hi:  I'm not Jewish so I hope I'm not intruding here.  I'm a writer of historical fiction and my current project is set in the 14th century c.1360.  It deals with a mixed-sex group of warriors from both sides of the Hundred Years War between England and France...
    wh965 wh965
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2010

    I'm a Jewish man living in the Jerusalem area

    in Israel. Any Jewish women from the area ?
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u
    56-60, M
    Jun 2, 2015

    Being Jewish

    At the behest of many people, I have determined that it is worthwhile and necessary to write on Judaism. My father is a rabbi and I have explored the three main denominations of Judaism. The most liberal (which will be explained) is the Reform movement. There is then a...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2012

    I am half jewish on my mothers side

    and completely identify with it although I am gay!!
    Shoshannah13 Shoshannah13
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2014

    I Dun Liek When People Do That D:

    Surprisingly enough, my dad's family is Ashkenazi Jewish, descended from Jews that migrated from Turkey to the Ukraine that was annexed by Russia.   However, when I tell people I'm half-Jewish, they forget that I'm not Jewish, it's just my dad's family. Stop classifying...
    queenrandomrin queenrandomrin
    6 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    Yes I Am But Many Other Things Make Me Who I Am :)

    As a Jew with part of my family Christian well, I don't like the word mutt(instead of amusing i find it degrading) but rather I am aiming to see myself as an amalgamation of both worlds (aren't we all comprised of many little Me's? :)... When I speak to some Latvians (the native...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2009

    Shalom! Let's be friends!

    How's everyone doing?
    WolfBlood9 WolfBlood9
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    My family and I just cooked/ate a GREAT Jewish

    feast, not even sure why-just felt like it. Matzo ball soup and blintzes, yum!
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015


    Yay! Yesterday was Shavuot, and I got confirmed!
    janaie13 janaie13
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    Making Friends In Jerusalem

    , trying to meet new friends, go out to activities, etc. Please be in touch if you live here or want to know how it is to have made aliyah. pdwournell@yahoo.com     I live in Jerusalem
    51-55, F
    Jan 24, 2012

    Hi! I'm new to this group.

    I grew up in Brooklyn New York and Judaism was a HUGE part of who I am. But my family moved to Vermont and the Jewish population is very low in my area. Basically I'm worried I may be loosing my connection to my roots.
    HadaIsador HadaIsador
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    Proud To Be A Jew

    i think that Jews are awesome. that means that i hate Nazis.my parents are from ukraine. That means that i'm russian jewish.
    veronicazas1 veronicazas1
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2011

    Being Jewish Is Me

    Ever since I've been young, being Jewish has meant the world to me. Recently, I went through the period of doubt in religion, which was quickly rectified by hours of pondering by yours truly, in time for my Confirmation. I've had every Jewish celebration I could, and now embrace...
    Jacenvel Jacenvel
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2011
    HadaIsador HadaIsador
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    I am Jewish. I love Holocaust Jokes.

    My grandmother's entire family was killed in Poland. I always donate my money to the neo-nazis. I am a horrible person.
    TroIlstation TroIlstation
    18-21, M
    Apr 7, 2016

    I Come From Jewish Ashkenazi

    hi there, I've just joined this site and like any newcomer I am just finding my way round the features, so please bear with ok. i will give those who read this a brief rundown of myself, omitting any names and places to start with. i am a 39 yr old male of mixed ideology who...
    godschosen godschosen
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    Jewish Mother

    I am a Jew pretty much cos my mum is. My dads a Christian but to be honest I'd much rather be jewish as I FEEL jewish. My family's all European with a touch of Russian in there from my grandmas side and my dads is Celtic.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 24, 2013

    When I am asked to state my "race

    or ethnicity" I usually have very little choice. My best choice is "white" or "Caucasian." But I don't feel right classifying myself as white when so many white people think of Jews as different from themselves. I'm grateful to Experience Project for letting me have my true...
    marty39 marty39
    70+, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    In The Blender

    I was born in 1945 in New York.  I grew up in that great period during which people felt they had to keep their anti-semitism quiet.  Of course it wasn't very good from the point of view of being realistic.  Anti-semistism will always be with us, I'm afraid. ...
    Zotz123 Zotz123
    70+, M
    6 Responses Dec 25, 2009

    I Knew That I Was Jewish!

    I am a 61 year old woman who discovered that Grandpa was "Isaac" and Ignatius. His name as Isaac appeared on a 1930 US Census where all other family information was correct and the census taker had written very clearly. This learning event was a "lightbulb" experience and the...
    steffiep steffiep
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    I'm not Jewish but went out with one

    and got cheated on because I'm black and a non Jew . Hurts badly shavtza's Blog | Diary of a black girl going out with a Jew https://shavtz.wordpress.com/
    Bluesrain Bluesrain
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    Exploring Judaism Finding The Self

    Judaism so familiar to me and yet incredibly mysterious to many of my EP friends. What is the religion and who are it's followers? Is Judaism presently similar to what it was when it emerged or even during the times of the Temple of Jerusalem? Many other questions are offered and...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33
    26-30, M
    Mar 27, 2012

    Yiddish-Speaking East European Jews Are Ashkenazi

    My father's mother was Hungarian, his father, Austrian. My mother's mother was Polish. My mother's father died before I was born and I don't know where he was born. I learned a lot of Yiddish from my grandparents (and from my parents). What I learned was from listening to...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2011
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