Resources For Learning About The Jewish People and Judaism

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  1. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I gave it some more thought and I decided I am not Jewish.
     
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  3. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I wanted to thank you all for your patience as I explored my ancestry. I have decided I am not Jewish because as I have said before I have never heard about it in the family and I had asked my grandparents in the past if we were Jewish and they said no.
     
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  5. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I am honestly a little skeptical about some of the information I have seen online about my ancestry. I wonder how much of it is true?
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Your ancestry is irrelevant to whether you want to believe in Judaism.
     
  8. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry! I just wanted to explore it. I am not set on what I am yet but I have a general idea none the less. I figured that if I had some Jewish ancestry that would be a transition into believing in Judaism.
     
  9. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I just wanted to say I respect the Jewish community and Judaism. I also wanted to say that I am not sure if I have Jewish ancestry or not.
     
  10. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Actually, now that I think of it, I do not believe I am Jewish. Going by what I have heard in the family I am just German, Polish, Irish, and Russian.
     
  11. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Plenty of Jews there (not so much Ireland), your ancestors probably intermarried at some point.
     
  12. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    That makes sense.
     
  13. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    You are what you are . Don't look back to your ancestry , they might surprise you perhaps some were horse thieves and they got hanger or you might find there was a prostitute in your ancestry.
    Be happy what you are and be a good citizen.
     
  14. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
  15. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I just wanted to apologize to the community here for all the confusion about my ancestry. I have decided that I am a German, Polish, Irish, and Russian American. All the other things I thought I was were based on research I did on several different online resources that I have now decided may not be absolutely credible. Thank you!
     
  16. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I have decided to share what I have discovered about my ancestry by doing online research. I have discovered I may have English, Dutch, French, Swiss, Roman, and Jewish ancestry too. I am not sure how credible this information is since I researched it online but I am willing to give it a chance.
     
  17. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Did you find your gran grandfather vas a horse thief and runoff to France /
     
  18. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Nope. To my knowledge my grandparents, great grandparents, and so on were all law abiding people.
     
  19. superstring01 Moderator

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    This will be super late in the conversation, but I highly recommend Simon Schama's works (the book and the documentary):
     
  20. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks! This looks great!
     
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  21. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I have been feeling more confident in my online ancestry research.
     
  22. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    So to sum up my ancestry I am a German, Polish, Irish, and Russian American. I may also have some English, Dutch, French, Swiss, Roman, and Jewish ancestry too.
     
  23. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    I do not believe I have any Jewish ancestry.
     

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