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Michael Richards Answers To A Hier Authority

Posted by Arnold Shultz | Posted in TV celebrities | Posted on 29-11-2006

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Michael Richards — Jew, not a Jew?

Check out AP’s George Allen-esque Talmudic treatment of Richards’ alleged Judaic leanings:

“You can’t feel Jewish. It’s not a matter of feeling. You can convert to Judaism. You can’t not convert to Judaism and then be Jewish,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. … “From the Orthodox point of view, if that person has a Jewish mother, he would be considered Jewish,” Hier said. “In the Reform tradition, there’s also a patrilineage. Under those categories, he would not fit.”

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