Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Jd JDay123 at BellSouth.com
Wed Oct 2 14:24:15 EST 2002


Matthew Amsel <matthew.amsel at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote: 

>Jd wrote:
>> 
>> Matthew Amsel <matthew.amsel at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>> 
>> >true enough, but jews are actually forbidden to proseletyse. by
>> >religious law, rabbis have to try to dissuade people from converting
>> >casually. Maimonides makes the case for it, but i'm too tired to
>> >remember his arguments (i learned them about 8 years ago, so maybe if i
>> >find my old notes...)
>> 
>> Torah has "stranger" laws which entitled non-Hebrews to instant,
>> almost equal status with Hebrews without going through religious
>> ceremonies or rituals, sorta similar  to the way one can become a
>> Christian instantly without the need of getting permission from
>> anyone.
>> 
>> Jd
>but it doesn't make them jews. more like the equivalent of landed
>immigrant rather than citizen. and they still can't proseletyze

They don't need to proseletyze. All you have to do is hang out with
Jews for a while and for the most part, you are a Jew.

Jd





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