My question is: "Am I a Jew?" My mother's family is entirely Jewish. Her grandfather was a well-known rabbi in England. My father was not Jewish and I was raised as a Christian although I later left the church. Many years ago I was told by some Orthodox Jews that I am a Jew because my mother was Jewish. Later a Jewish friend of my family told me that this is not true because my mother became a Christian (joined the Anglican Church) before her marriage to my father. I have often wondered about what would be the official answer to this question from a rabbinical perspective. Many people have assumed that I am Jewish by my appearance and the fact that I live in a community with a significant Jewish population. In some ways I feel that I am between two worlds. Thank you in advance for any answer you can offer me.
i was fortunate enough to see Rabbi Rietti at palm beach orthodox synagogue recently. i have never been so moved... does he have a book or tapes or anything dealing with lettting go of the past. i felt a great impact aftr his seron but i need more to help meget on with now and the future. he was amazing and i need more of his influence. is this possible?? i hope.
Moses predicted the corruption/tampering of the Law in Deuteronomy 31:25-29 The Book of Jeremiah which came approximately 826 years after did indeed confirm this corruption?? if that is true how can we know what part of the the book is true and what part is false???
Dear Rabbi, My daughter has begun to study at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles. I'm concerned as to what the rabbi is teaching there. My daughter has little knowledge of Torah. but according to the teachings at the center you don't have to know anything about Torah to learn. It's not at all about Judiasm. It seems a little like a cult. I always thought that you had to be very learned in Torah to be able to study Kabbalah. What is your opinion? Thanks, Doni Heyman