JOSE BRECHNER who are Jews, those unique individuals who remain the center of attention of mankind almost 6,000 years, and despite the adversities they have suffered, have contributed to human development as any other people? Since the refounding of Israel, the meaning of being Jewish has taken a new turn, since there are israelis who are not Jewish, and there are millions of Jews who are not israelis. Such a etnico-religiosa union that characterized the israelitish nation from the diaspora is taking a new direction, which took its unparalleled during the years of the Biblical Israel. There is obviously a genetic factor passed ancestrally, since which the Talmudic perspective to be Jewish is to be born Jewish mother. But Judaism also accepts conversion, and rabbis, exegetes, and mystics, were converts, or descendants of them, being the best-known Rabbi Akiva. So the Jews by choice are as Jewish as the by birth. There is no any people who have both been intermingled with other peoples. 3,000 Years ago, the Jews and the Chinese had the same population.
Considering all the massacres and misery experienced by the Jews, more those that suffered general humanity, should exist at least 300 million of Jews, but their number is barely more than thirteen million, most was diluted in other cultures. Being a small group, significant relevance is disproportionate to their number. Your cultural and scientific influence is what does seem that Jews are more. Many Europeans have Jewish blood running through his veins. Their same surnames are an inescapable revelation. Schwartz in German or Suarez in Spanish, is the same name originally emerged from a Jew. The controversy about: who is Jewish? It has led to the reverse questioning: who is not Jewish? Deriving both approaches in countless arguments, studies, observations and revelations.