Isobel - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
A woman yelled at my boyfriend the other day and told him to stop identifying with Jews because he is not one. His father's heritage is German Jewish (though most of the family including his father are non-religious).
When we went to a family reunion last year, you could clearly see that half of the family had "disappeared" during the holocaust, and one of the family members was in tears because after WWII he had ended up in Argentina, and he thought he was the last surviving member of the family.
This woman really upset my boyfriend, and really offended me. While he doesn't practice Judaism, if he were born in a different time, he would have been "Jewish enough" for a gas chamber. Being Jewish is a part of his culture and his history...or is it?
Is this woman right?