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

Matthew Amsel matthew.amsel at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 1 20:11:01 EST 2002


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



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