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Originally posted by eslag90
hmm... Where to start. Judaism is not a race. If it were, then you're all talking about yourselves. All of you have some Jewish ancestors. The thinkig of jews as a race did begin with the Nazis.
"The distinctive character of the Jew does not arise solely from his
religion. It is true that his race and religion are indissolubly connected,
... . but whatever be the cause of this junction of the race idea with the
religion, it is very certain that the religion alone does not constitute the
people. A believer in the Jewish faith does not by reason of that fact become
a Jew. On the other hand, however, a Jew by birth remains a Jew, even
though he abjures his religion."
-- Leo N. Levi, President of B'nai B'rith 1900-1904.
Arthur D. Lewis, a Jewish writer, in his "The Jews a Nation," also bases nationality on the racial
"The Jews were originally a nation, and have retained more than most nations one of the elements
of nationality -- namely, the race element; this may be proved, of course, by the common sense test of
their distinguishability. You can more easily see that a Jew is a Jew than that an Englishman is
Originally posted by eslag90
If you believe Judaism is a race than what are converts.
Originally posted by Prince_Machiavelli
Jewish people are not any different biologically to Asian people. A Jewish person's DNA sequence may be the same as someone of Asian descent.
Race as biological is disproved by modern anthropology. FYI.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Canavan
Although Canavan disease may occur in families of many different ethnic backgrounds, it is significantly more common among Ashkenazi Jews. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of Canavan disease.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Dysautonomia
FD is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and affects boys and girls equally. It only occurs in families of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Fanconi Anemia
Although five subtypes of Fanconi Anemia exist, it is only Type C that occurs with increased frequency among individuals with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 89 Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are carriers of Type C.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Gaucher disease
There are three clinical subtypes of Gaucher disease, which are distinguished by the absence or presence and severity of neurologic complications. Type 1 disease, which does not involve the nervous system, occurs with high prevalence among Ashkenazi Jews. Approximately 1 in every 12 Ashkenazi Jewish individuals is a carrier of a gene mutation that causes Gaucher Type 1.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Niemann-Pick disease
Both Type A and B Niemann-Pick disease are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. When both parents are carriers of sphingomyelinase gene mutations, there is a 1 in 4 (25%) chance in each pregnancy to have an affected child. It has been estimated that approximately two-thirds of all infants with Niemann-Pick Type A disease are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and approximately 1/80 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of Type A.
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases: Tay-Sachs disease
Tay-Sachs disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Each parent of an affected child is a carrier of the disease. For such a "carrier couple," there is a 1 in 4 (25%) chance in each pregnancy to have an affected child. Although Tay-Sachs disease may occur in families of different ethnic backgrounds, it is significantly more common among Ashkenazi Jews. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 25 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of Tay-Sachs disease. At present no treatment is available for Tay-Sachs disease. Therefore, emphasis has been placed on public education, carrier screening, and prenatal diagnosis for the prevention of this devastating disease.