Re: [Cz-L] Converted_Jews

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:33:11 -0400
To: Anny Matar <>
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>


I think you misunderstood;
our correspondence was about Christians converting to Judaism.
That is what I observed in Czernowitz, when I was there last year.

Currently in the US, many Jews do marry Christians,
but not because it is in vogue and not because of a desire to
Nor because being Jewish might prevent a person from succeeding
in politics, business, any of the professions, science or art.

People are not segregated in schools, universities, work-places,
housing and anywhere else where they are likely to meet.
They meet, some of them fall in love with people of different religion
or ethnic origin and they marry. In the case of Jewish-Christian
it is more common for the Christian spouse to convert to Judaism,
than for the Jewish spouse to convert to Christianity.

Is it in vogue for Jews to convert to Islam?
How many Jews have converted to Islam in the last three years?


On Oct 18, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Anny Matar wrote:

> About converted Jews.
> I'd like to express my opinion. Jews converted either for survival,
> careers
> and mostly in countries where assimilation was necessary or en
> vogue, as in
> the US today, where Jews either marry Christians or become Muslims
> (that's
> certainly en vogue now). Many Jewish youth find it difficult to either
> study or be identified as Jews being =3D Israel, in most
> Universities in th=
> e
> USA and the UK. This is neither surprising nor is it new. Mahler
> became
> became Christian in order to become musical director of the Vienna
> opera or
> orchestra, Heine changed his religion, his books were still burned
> by the
> Nazis. It is and always was difficult to be a Jew.
> I'm reading a book by Edmund du Waal "The Hare with the Amber
> Eyes", It's a
> family biography fascinatingly written. He describes Paris in the
> IXs and
> Vienna in the XXs Century of the very very rich and ostentatious
> Jews and
> how quickly their status changes from being admired to being
> "discredited"
> as a Jew.
> In Germany, when Hitler's grandmother became law, many Jews who had
> no idea
> that somewhere a grandmother was born Jewish, had to suffer the plight
> of suddenly being Jewish. It is very difficult, even nowadays in
> mixed
> marriages to keep both religions alive however much one tries, the
> children
> have their choices and in the end, I guess, they choose to swim
> with the
> stream and not against it. Many found their Jewish inheritance when
> convenient, like in Russia, they brought their culture with them to
> Israel
> as did all the immigrants from Germany, Poland, Rumania, Yemen, Maroco
> Ethiopia and all other immigrants. We all built this society called
> Israeli
> where Jews feel free to be Jews and some of the young, who have
> never known
> life in the diaspora, want to try change, maybe one has to
> experience life
> "Wanderlust"
> Have a good week wherever you are, anny
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