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  • People may claim Jewish identity and live that identity in a number of ways.
  • One may be a devout, practising Jew and attend shul at synagogue and on the Sabbath, and on the High Holy Days
  • One may be born of a Jewish mother and live according to Jewish cultural traditions, without attending synagogues...
  • One may be born of a Jewish mother and practice the dietary code, and nothing else
  • One may be born of a Jewish mother, follow no rituals, and rightfully claim they are a Jew.
  • As you have worked out, Jewish identity is passed on through the mother.

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