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In a logical manner, referring to oneself as a Jew is saying you emanate from the tribe of Judah, but does the individual understand this?

Do people believe they are from the tribe of Judah, or do they simply spout out the beliefs that were handed down to them?

Recently Israeli Olympic athletes Artem Dolgopyat (floor gymnastics) and Linoy Ashram (rhythmic gymnast) won Gold in Tokyo -tithadshu!

Yet there is controversy with Artem being allowed to marry in Israel since he does not recognize Judaism as his religion, although his father was Jewish.

Jonathan S. Tobin, editor in chief of Jewish News Syndicate, stated the following about the situation:

“If, despite the opinion of the rabbinate about his Jewish identity, Artem Dolgopyat still considers himself a proud Israeli, that ought to signal to the rest of us not to take this admittedly difficult issue out of context and allow it to be used as one more pretext for anti-Semites who would gladly place both halachic Jews and those whose claims to Jewish identity are disputed in peril.”

https://www.jns.org/opinion/no-easy-fix-for-israels-gold-medal-civil-marriage-dilemma/

Thats the problem for everyone who wants to to be part of Israel having not lived there in 2,000 years. It seems everyone wants to be part of aliyah and the benefits thereof, but not be apart of what is required for Israel by YHWH – belief and faith in HaShem as a way of life.

IF YOU ARE ATHEIST THEN YOU ARE NOT JEWISH. YOU CAN ONLY BE “JEWISH,” ACCORDING TO ISRAELI LAW, BY BELIEF IN YHWH & TORAH.

The secular want to change Israeli law for the purpose of “removing anti-semitism,” which is a justification to identify as “Jewish” for all the perks, but deny YHWH His due respect and reverence.

To make it clear – there is no Israel without YHWH. None of the billionaires, politicians, or secular newspapers/editors can change this fact, although they try and try, incurring the wrath of HaShem as described by Nevi’im for YOM YHWH.

You can claim yourself as part of any race you want, but if you do not conform to any requirements of that race, then you are simply a fraud.

The communists like to say “don’t think for or against, right or wrong, as everything is opinion,” – not according to Torah!

Moreover, Judaism is a belief, NOT a cultural ethnicity or race. Israel is an ethnic race, NOT “Jews” or the ideology of Judaism.

I have heard it said many times and I have said it myself in ignorance, the following:

“He/she is only half-Jewish.”

Does this mean you only half-believe in HaShem?

You either believe in Judaic principles and follow them or you do not. Take your pick.

Requirements of being from the tribe of Judah is the following:

  • you must be circumcised (Genesis 17:9-14)

זֹ֣את בְּרִיתִ֞י אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּשְׁמְר֗וּ בֵּינִי֙ וּבֵ֣ינֵיכֶ֔ם וּבֵ֥ין זַרְעֲךָ֖ אַחֲרֶ֑יךָ הִמּ֥וֹל לָכֶ֖ם כׇּל־זָכָֽר׃

Such shall be the covenant between Me and you and your offspring to follow which you shall keep: every male among you shall be circumcised.

וְעָרֵ֣ל ׀ זָכָ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא־יִמּוֹל֙ אֶת־בְּשַׂ֣ר עׇרְלָת֔וֹ וְנִכְרְתָ֛ה הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ הַהִ֖וא מֵעַמֶּ֑יהָ אֶת־בְּרִיתִ֖י הֵפַֽר׃

And if any male who is uncircumcised fails to circumcise the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his kin; he has broken My covenant.”

  • you must wear tzitzit (Numbers 15:37-41)

אֲנִ֞י יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר הוֹצֵ֤אתִי אֶתְכֶם֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם לִהְי֥וֹת לָכֶ֖ם לֵאלֹהִ֑ים אֲנִ֖י יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ {פ}

I the LORD am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I, the LORD your God.

  • you must follow Torah mitzvot (Leviticus 18:4-5)

וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֤ם אֶת־חֻקֹּתַי֙ וְאֶת־מִשְׁפָּטַ֔י אֲשֶׁ֨ר יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה אֹתָ֛ם הָאָדָ֖ם וָחַ֣י בָּהֶ֑ם אֲנִ֖י יְהֹוָֽה׃ {ס} 

You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.

IF YOU DO NONE OF THE ABOVE OR ONLY PARTIALLY – THEN YOU DO NOT PARTAKE IN THE COVENANT OF YHWH TO ABRAHAM AND ARE CUT OFF.

I don’t care how much money you make, or how blessed you feel. Your political power, claims, status, and social justice means nothing to YHWH.

You serve as an instrument before God, either in His service, or against Him says the Lord.

The Lord of Hosts on High shall judge righteous judgment and will perform all His promises, including judgment against all who claim themselves His people and are not.

Yichezkel 20:42-44

42 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.

43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

44 And ye shall know that I am the Lord when I have wrought with you for my name’s sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.


In a video from 2017, Senator Schumer congratulates B’nai B’rith on it’s 175th anniversary. In the video he states that Tikkun Olam is about “repairing the world,” which of course it is not. The Senator is simply repeating what he has heard in popularity circles of a new definition of Tikkun Olam.

Tikkun generally means “prayers” and rabbi the world over, myself included are sick and tired of hearing Tikkun Olam referred to as “repairing the world” – the phrase does not mean this.

Mipnei tikkun ha-olam as found within Mishnah Gittin refers to the good of Israel, or “Jewish communities” when the phrase was developed in Europe.

This terminology was addressed for halahchic dealings in divorce, medical malpractice, slavery, and societal issues referring to the general non-gentile Jewish public.

Although halakha did render how gentiles were addressed under mipnei tikkun haolam, the rabbinic enactment referred solely to Jewish society, never to “populations of the world.” This is a new line of thinking that someone literally made up in their head.

Rabbi Korff,

“It is so very difficult, indeed utterly unbearable, to sit silently by while Jews, and now the general religious and secular communities, completely misuse and distort the term Tikkun Olam– certainly not intentionally or out of any malice, but rather out of ignorance..”

Rabbi Korff goes on to say,

“It is not at all a centuries-old tradition, it is not a call to action, and it is not a commandment. And to be clear, Tikkun Olam does not even mean repairing the world in the sense of social justice. Nor in traditional sources is Tikkun Olam in any way even a direct human imperative or action, but rather one that is left in G-d’s hands.

We cannot, and are not instructed to, save the world, or even to repair it. Judaism teaches no such thing. Rather, we are instructed to conduct ourselves properly, to observe the Mitzvos, the Commandments (which are not good deeds, but rather commandments, required imperatives), and in that way to contribute to society and civilization both by example and through practice and action.” Link

Of course rabbi Korff understand fully that no one can follow mitzvot without karbanot.

Senator Schumer is making the same mistake all liberals make, not understanding what tikkun olam means and not understanding what the word “Jew” means, although not from a malice point of view, but as Rabbi Korff stated, “out of ignorance in the pursuit of virtuous goals and principles.”

Back to the identity confusion. In America, England, Europe and even Israel you see a war waging for gender identity. He, she, they, transgender, cisgender are summed up under gender dysphoria or how one feels about the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identity.

This war of confusion to the masses is perpetuated by many organizations such as the Anti Defamation League and Interfaith Alliance Foundation who claim to be Jewish organizations who fight for the plight of Jews around the world – of course they do, with antisemitic amicus filings to keep them well funded in their efforts.

The problem is that the “confusion push” to the gentile populations is based out of these Jewish legal organizations being confused themselves of who and what they really are.

Senator Schumer, who defines himself as Jewish, and like so many other New Yorker’s who go to Yeshiva, clearly define themselves in their speech. The misrepresentation of Torah and Tikkun Olam are centuries old and many are brain washed to believe that they are not American, but Jewish and simply living in America.

DO YOU WEAR TZITZIT? THIS IS MITZVOT BY YHWH FOR ALL GENERATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT WEAR TZITZIT OR FOLLOW HASHEM THEN YOU ARE NOT JEWISH.

Yet we see so many who claim themselves as “Jews” when they do not believe in YHWH at all.

I read articles and see famous billionaires who talk about their Jewish roots and traditions when growing up, yet they are atheist or simply secular.

To put this in perspective, when you ask an Israeli what he is, the response will be “I’m Israeli. I am from Israel.” He won’t say “I’m Jewish as this does not define who or where he is from, or lives.”

The person who say’s “I’m a Jew,” but was born in America, is taught to speak this way for division from the races, when in fact they are indeed white American’s with a mixed genealogical makeup (primarily German, Polish, Russian) or converts from another race such as, European, Asian, Hispanic, or African.

If you ask ten American’s what they are, here is a response you may receive:

  • I’m American
  • I have Polish ancestry
  • I was raised German
  • I’m Irish and Scottish
  • I’m native American
  • I’m Mohawk
  • I’m African American
  • I am a mutt, Hungarian, Italian, and French
  • I’m a Jew

Now which of these statements above are correct?

That’s a significant question. How you answer determines how you think, the actions you take in life, food selections you make, music you listen to, clothing, and color preference; in essence the selection defines the makeup of who you are, how you speak and who you idolize as well and in many case what religion you choose.

I am categorized as a Polish Jew based on where my family lived, the name granted us, death records of WWII, and shoah. And how does anyone know what they are? Well you start with your name and from there go back hundreds of years and maybe you will have your answer.

Answering that you’re a Jew defines a religious category “Judaism.” As an example, Don Rickles, a well known comedian always referred to himself as a Jew and the crowd as “gentiles,” where in fact Mr. Rickles was a non practicing Jew. The term “Jew” refers to the tribe of Judah or those who actually follow/perform Judaism.

But is the above statement true? Lets continue.

Now Judaism can be coined in many regards as following rabbinic Judaism or Talmudic oral Torah Judaism, or karaite Judaism, non oral Torah Judaism (without Talmud). There are specific hebrew words and utterance that I’ll leave out here as there is no need to show the vast difference other than one follows modern Talmud ideology, the other only follows Tanakh.

Now what about secular or atheist Jews, are they still Jewish?

A rabbi will tell you yes, or a “Jew in waiting,” but this also is a similar misconception compared to Tikkun Olam. Torah is very clear who is of Israel and who IS NOT of Israel.

After Beit HaMikdash, in the pathway of Europe the lines were blurred and many new interpretations of Torah became traditions, heretical beliefs, and went so far as changing historical events and time frames by a few false rabbi called apostates, of which there are many today.

Interpretation is generally an ideology (assumption) of a man’s mind.

One must first understand where the term “Jew” comes from and this is a Greek / Latin translation:

Greek Ioudaious and Latin Iudaeus – of the land of Judea or Judah (the Judean’s) which was then translated to German and on to English.

When translated to German,

“The German language still retains the Latin original pronunciation. The German ‘Jude’ is the German equivalent of the English ‘Jew,’ but pronounced yude.

The German J is the equivalent of the Latin I and both are pronounced exactly like the English Y in yes – thus yuden, and as said in English – Juden, or Judah.

Now it can be argued by rabbi that they are fully aware of the word Jew meaning Judah, of course, but this is not taught or generalized to the population that one is merely saying, “I am from the tribe of Judah,” when the 11 tribes are considered “lost” as many revered scholars assume.

In other words, saying you are a Jew, is the same as saying you are from the tribe of Judah. This is inaccurate and this inaccuracy morphed over hundreds of years to ANYONE who believes they are Jewish from (Europe) again primarily German/Polish/Russian descent and categorizing themselves as such.

In Russia there exist a postal district simply called “Jewish” as we can see the origins in slavic language, Yiddish (70% German), and the centralizing of this new terminology from Germany to the English speaking world.

Whereas in Poland, you see towns and districts named after Jews, such as my family name Zawada, but now the culture is told a completely different narrative. Those born in the town of Zawada in Poland do not call themselves “Jews.”

A modern Zawada does not believe oneself to be Jewish, (I have had discussions with such) nor is taught they are Jewish after the Soviet pogroms. Yet at one time the name was entirely Jewish as history and the death camps do prove.

This manipulation of the word “Jew” for centuries has caused much confusion, especially for the secular who believe they can be part of Israel without believing in HaShem, whose real name, not His title, be blessed forever and ever.

There is no promise of such in Torah. Although new interpretations from Talmud are translated to say “All Jews will be saved,” this was simply an answer to Christianity where all Christians or those who believe upon HaMashiach Yeshua, are saved through His promise of redemption.

This simply does not apply to all “Jews” as we also see with the manipulation of Yom Kippur. YHWH mitzvot determine redemption for those who claim to be Jews and this certainly does not apply to non-believing, atheist or secular Jews.

Although the Jerusalem Post, politicians, and a swath of billionaires disagree and like to say they are doing Hashem’s work through charity and that this is their redemption, rather than mitzvot as sold to them erroneously by false teachers, misinterpretation of Torah, and heretical belief.

Yom Kippur, does not determine the redemption of your soul and many erroneously teach false doctrine to Jews (confusionism) selling the lie Jews can behave badly all year (by accident), forego oaths, sin, treachery, misconduct and then at Yom Kippur all is forgiven – there is a yiddish word for this – chutzpah!

A rabbi would never condone such behavior/thinking, but nonetheless this is the culture whether one likes it or not – confusionism.

YHWH professed that this confusionism would plague all who were not part of His covenant until His time of redemption through destruction – YOM YHWH.

There exist a host of confusionism in the world of those who claim themselves as Jews and there is a great divide in belief when it comes to oral Torah (tana/amora Talmud) and Tanakh understanding.

A pure example is from Chabad.org titled, 21 Talmud Facts Every Jew Should Know.

“Although, the term rabbi is fairly ubiquitous nowadays, in ancient Israel, only a Torah scholar who was deemed worthy was conferred this special title in a ceremony known as semichah. Since the Babylonian sages did not live in Israel, they were not able to receive semichah and were thus simply known as rav so-and-so. So if someone in the Talmud’s name is preceded by rabbi you can assume he is either a tana or an amora from the Land of Israel. Conversely, if his title is rav, you know he is a Babylonian amora.”

What is not told to you is the vast difference in ideology from the 15th century onward, which includes interwoven Islamic mysticism through Egyptian rabbi and new literature to believe as the voice of HaShem concerning sages and Mishnah – all new material that you as a Jew are supposed to embrace as indoctrination from Moshe.

It’s easy for Chabad to sell to a yeshiva student that there are only two teachers or rabbi in Talmud ideology, tana or amora, but that is simply not the case. The views of 5th century tana/amora compared to 17th century rabbi are vastly different, many would argue correctly – heretical.

17th century Jewish ideology is in fact not in agreement as suggested by Chabad or any modern rabbi, nor are they similar in regard to historical Tanakh from the time of Beit HaMikdash.

The end result of such is the total confusion of understanding who and who is not a Jew, what the term actually means, and the religious correspondence to the term.

2,000 years ago in the time of Jesus, the hybrid religion of Pharisaism, destitute after Beit HaMikdash, evolved through Arabic and European ideology in a quest to survive diaspora.

YHWH promised that only a remnant would survive growth amongst the tares. These tares would continue to multiply amongst His people as the sojourn in all parts of the world would draw in multiple foreigners (outside of Israel), apostates, false rabbi, and scribes.

At the time of the Romans, the land of Judea DID NOT refer to those who practiced Judaism (the religion) as the word Judaism did not exist, but this referred to ALL the people who lived in the Levant at that time.

So there are many misconceptions of whether the word “Jew” is an insult or merely describing a race of people, or religious belief of people, so which is it?

According to the rabbi’s in Israel, unless you convert to Judaism, you’re no longer a Jew. You are also told that if you are a Christian, then you are not a Jew, even if your mother was born Jewish.

This is law in Israel as determining citizenship.

Under Aliyah, (law of return) as a Christian Jew you were allowed to be a citizen in Israel, but has been barred since around 2012. The saying is that this was amended in 1970, yes, but not too much enforced until the last decade.

Some have won in court, but for the most part this door is now closed and those who are Christian citizens will eventually be denied health care or citizen rights unless they deny Jesus openly in court and in written statement, as you must do to convert to become a citizen.

Law of Return (Amendment No. 2) 5730-1970

Definition

4B. For the purposes of this Law, “Jew” means a person who was born of a Jewish mother or has become converted to Judaism and who is not a member of another religion.”

If you are born to a Jewish mother and say you are a Christian, then you are not considered a Jew even though Jesus was born in Israel, unlike those who preside over the courts, many were born in Europe – which is sheer hypocrisy.

The rights of a Jew under this law, and the rights of an Ole under the Citizenship Law -1952, and the rights of a Ole under any other law, are given to the child or grandchild of a Jew, the spouse of a Jew the spouse of a child and grandchild of a Jew; Except a person who was born Jewish and out of his free will converted his religion.

What Israeli Law defines then is that the modern word “Jew” as defined by an Israeli court and the Chief rabbi of the state of Israel refers only to those who follow rabbinic Judaism as religion or what rabbi in Israel determine the religion to be.

However, there is a catch. If you are an atheist, you are still considered a Jew in Israel, just as long as you’re not a Christian.

Why is this? Where would the politicians, academia, and medicine be without their rich atheist donors getting a free pass?

You can say you are Jewish and atheist and become a citizen. All you have to do is say you are a Jew and prove that your grandparent is Jewish and voila you will obtain citizenship in 90 days.

Does that make sense?

According to the rabbi it does, as you can still believe in following Judaic holidays, but not be a practicing Jew, and get a pass.

A Christian, however, must deny Jesus, and convert solely to the precepts of rabbinic Judaism to be a citizen of Israel.

Does that make sense?

How can an atheist, who does not believe in YHWH, in fact many times uses Elohim name in vain, how can this person be considered a Jew?

There are many answers for this and why Israel is about 60% secular. Again, the simple answer is that politicians, scientists, and atheists do not want to be held accountable for breaking Torah mitzvot, but still want to claim themselves as Jews or citizens of Israel.

Meanwhile, the Christian Jew, who loves YHWH, is pointed at and told, “YOU, you are not a Jew, you are a Christian!”

The atheist, who hates YHWH on the other hand, is celebrated in Israel, while the Christian persecuted. Will YHWH be mocked by foolish law makers and atheist politicians who determine who is, and is not Jewish?

You can see the lunacy of such a mindset which is against YHWH and all those who persecute their Christian Jewish brethren will be held accountable for all eternity.

At this point you see the obvious confusion. We see how a Senator of the United States is confused and we see how the rabbinic courts in the state of Israel define a “Jew” through hasidic confusion ideology.

The answer that you have been waiting for is NO, the word “Jew” does not define a race of people, but according to Israeli Law, the word Jew defines an ideology of people that choose to follow that ideology.

Those in America who identify themselves as “Jews” and not American’s are simply brain washed to believe that way – as this is called ideology.

In America’s new culture we see the divisive war against patriotic belief and the confusion principles at work.

“If you are born in America, you are American, if you are born in Israel you are Israeli.”

Saying you are a “Jew,” like Seth Rogen and Mark Zuckerberg is generally incorrect unless you are following the precepts laid out in rabbinic Talmud belief or Karaite Torah belief – again this is based on Israeli Law, not assumption.

For some reason these guys who claim themselves “Jews” believe in their minds that they can do whatever they wish, pervert society, make movies and cartoons of filth, not obey or follow Torah, or respect YHWH, and somehow they are still Jews according to their Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.

These actors and billionaires are sold another story by rabbi intent on “keeping them in the fold,” and the lie that “all Jews will be redeemed.”

YHWH makes no such promise, in fact he makes the opposite statement through YOM YHWH and cleansing the land of Israel.

Leviticus 18

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

(who is not guilty of this?)

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.

11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

(actors, directors, and billionaires who claim themselves Jews, how, when you profane the name of the Lord over and over?)

13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.

15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord.

17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

(how do you do this when you curse Christian Jews and call for their destruction through Egyptian RamBam Laws of Idolatry?)

19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.

(how do you make atonement without Beit HaMikdash? You do not understand YHWH took all this away through Moshiach Yeshua.)

22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the Lord for his sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.

23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

(when did Israel, her politicians or rabbi do this? tell me.)

24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the Lord withal.

25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.

26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

(do you have a tattoo? Why cause it’s cool ? YHWH forbids this.)

29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

(but you believe it is OK to make movies about magic, necromancy, and idol worship for children, why? Because you are told you can defile the gentile.)

32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.

33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

(do you vex the Palestinians? Who some are ancient from the tribe of Israel in whom YHWH protects, as we know this to be true.)

34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

(have you obeyed this? You, who claim yourselves Wall Street Jews?)

36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the Lord.

Who has done this? Certainly Seth Rogen, Mark Zuckerberg, and all who claim themselves as Jews and have not obeyed nor followed Torah, how then are they of Israel?

As it is written,

Leviticus 23

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Yet this is not believed amongst the young billionaires, actors, directors, CEO’s too busy trying to make money and have fun, while claiming themselves to be “Jews.”

The tares will continue to grow amongst the wheat until HaMashiach comes to reap.

In Israel the secular can only be considered a Jew, or a Jew in waiting to eventually follow the precepts laid out for you.

The other argument is language. “I can speak Hebrew and my grandfather was born in Germany to Jewish parents.”

Ok, but you were still born American, grew up in America, went to American yeshiva schools and lived American cultural life. You simply learned to speak Hebrew along the way as a choice. Your parents did not teach you to speak Hebrew or Yiddish, like in Israel where modern Hebrew is the native language. You chose to learn the language from an American English speaking dialect.

Does that mean you are pretending to be Jewish?

What it means is that no matter how hard one tries you cannot determine where you were born, you can only determine what you choose to believe, follow, and seek after. If you believe yourself to be Jewish, great!

It doesn’t mean you are, nor does believing you are Scottish, because your great grandfather came from Scotland, make you originate from Scotland, or know any customs from Scotland.

You can learn of these things, go after these things, but one must ask oneself, are those teaching you these things – really who they say they are? Are they teaching you “new” traditional concepts that have replaced actual historical truth?

I’ll leave you with a final thought.

Research your own ancestry. If your lineage was Jewish in Europe, or Russia and you have a Jewish last name, then you can assume somewhere in your body there is some DNA that ties you to the land of Israel thousands of years ago.

If you are saying that “I thought Jews do not have last names,” you are correct. Last names were granted in Europe under many Kings/Emperors, such as Napoleon for taxation, segregation, military, assimilation, or selected by the individual for a trade/identity.

Examples of such from the German side of the fence are Goldman, Roth, or Spielman (musician). My last name from the Polish side of the fence is Zawada, which means “stumbling block,” an insult granted by the Polish from 2nd Peter of the New Testament as my family refused to take on last names.

Whether a Christian Jew, or a rabbi “defined Jew,” Dachau and Auschwitz bare record of “Jewish” murders in shoah, of which my name Zawada bare record of.

Can your lineage say the same?

But to many I am not a Jew because I choose what they reject, the real Mashiach Jesus, who they have been trying to eradicate for 2,000 years amongst our people. They have been unable to do so and they fight against YHWH Himself.

Is not the definition of Jewish people also defined by their suffering?

Can you, the hypocrite who claims to be Jewish, or the rabbi who says Christians are no longer Jews, can you say that you have suffered greater loss than Zawada at the death camps?

YHWH witness and judge all who slander their Christian brothers and sisters who survived or display record of shoah.

So again your last name will determine your Jewish roots, whether Russian, German, Polish, Hungarian, etc,..

This will not by any means change the fact you weren’t born in Israel, but choosing to accept the Nazarene born in Bethlehem, HaMashiach Jesus, the Messiah sent to save humanity, as deliverer from your death, will put you on the path to knowledge and allow you to travel the correct path rather than be led astray by those confused of who they are.

Glory and praise be to YHWH forever and ever and to His lamb Jesus the HaMashiach, our redeemer from the Law of which no man or Jew can follow without the grace of YHWH and His Beit HaMkidash.