/ My grandpa was from Poland - Gresom Jopfa
If you don't mind giving an answer, what is your background?
No problem. As far as I know, pure Polish. And I don't think it's racist, when someone attributes my fair skin, greyish blonde hair and face features to my Slavic origin ]:-)
he kind of thinking that Jews are an ethnic group and not a religious group is the same kind of thinking that occurred on both sides leading to the Holocaust. Were you educated in the United States or in a country where myths and prejudices continue to be perpetuated to the detriment of all? Or have you bought into some contrived myth of oneness despite an education that would have taught you correctly?
I have read a lot of bullsh*t about Jews in my life, but I haven't heard anything like that. What the hell is the source of that? Looks like some kind of political correctness...
That "myth" is the basic belief of judaism and factor that held Jews together for centuries, not letting them give up their culture.
You don't all live in Israel? No kidding, I live in New York City and there are many Jews here. Do you know what their ethnicity is? White Americans, black Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and others.
First of all "Americans" is not ethnicity but nationality. If there is anything like "American" ethnicity, it's not white, black or middle eastern, but Native American.
Anyway, this will be good for a start: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_ethnic_groups
As it happens, I have now found online my grandfather's immigration record. He came over to New York in 1937 from Poland.
Does anyone here deny he came from Poland?
They all practice Judaism, but I can guarantee you that the black girl who lives next door whose parents came here from Ethiopia and my white Jewish friend whose ancestors have been in America longer than mine sure as heck aren't the same ethnicity.
If you had any idea about Jewish history, you'd know why Ethiopian Jews are different from Ashkenazis.
(Jews don't have baptisms, do they?)
Neither do atheists.