December 28th, 2011
12:08 PM ET
Increasing diversity redefining America's Jewry
By Stephanie Siek, CNN
(CNN) – "But you don’t look Jewish," Jen Chau remembers being told often as a child.
But then again, what is a Jew supposed to look like? The usual implication in those words was that it was not supposed to look like Chau, who was raised Jewish by her European-American mother and Chinese father.
"I still think society's idea of a Jew is someone who looks like Jerry Seinfeld or Woody Allen," said Chau, 34. "They don’t look at someone like me and think, 'Oh, she could be Jewish.'"
But the face of Judaism in America is changing, as the community becomes more diverse through intermarriage, adoption, immigration and conversion.Read the full story here from CNN's In America Blog
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I hate CNN fake jew censors!
zzzzz, Jews aren't even really americans
I totally agree with you.
I don't agree with you and I should know. There's your sign
Francis Salvador was the first Jew to die in the Revolutionary War. He came to the colonies in 1773. How long has your family been here?
So many Jews are racist I often wonder why they bother to have an "anti-defamation" organization in the first place.
It was dingos!
Prayer really changes things
All those al Qaeda guys prayed that their planes would smash into buildings and kill thousands of innocent people. Prayer works!
Thousands of people in the buildings prayed that they would survive the terrorist attacks. Their prayers did not work.
Therefore, God loves terrorists and murders, but not their victims.
How is it that you are aware of the prayers of thousands? You wouldn't lie to impress would you?
Dang..long enough username? And forgive me but you don't seem really that open minded yourself here.
Prayer changes things. Makes you dull and want to put money into round containers yo.
But thanks for sniveling your opinions with us, uncouth fop.
Jewry? Haven't heard that one before. Cartman would be proud.
Hahaha... good one! I too wondered about "Jewry".
Original DVD movies are usalluy written in dual-layer DVDs 8.5GB (DVD 9) so DVD Shrink compresses the movie so that it could fit in a single layer DVD (DVD 5) 4.6GB. The compressed movie is of course worse than the original, wherever you play it from, be it your hard disk or a dvd disc.It is the same as it is in mp3 s, where a song in 128 kbps is much smaller but worse than the same song in 320 kbps.- If you intend to keep the movies in a hard disk and space is NO issue (which i doubt) and you want FULL quality do not shrink them.- If you intend to copy/endorsement them to single layer dvd discs, then you should shrink them with DVD Shrink in order to make them fit into 4.6GB dvd discs.- If you intend to keep the movies in the hard disk and space IS an issue (you said over 1000 discs = approx 5-7TB !!!!) then DVD Shrink in the best case would compress down to 50%-60% = 3-4 TB.I would prefer additional compression methods-codecs such as DivX, Xvid, Matroska, etc which are for more advanced users but place forward fantastic quality (but of course worse than original) with high compression (~1-2 TB), ideal for keeping them in hard disk.
Seems to me that these folk are as Jewish as the Eastern Europeans that "Migrated" to Israel.
Have you ever been to Israel, Einstein?
Thinker23, Yes, I have been to Haifa a few times, have you?
This is good. I say, anything that is not Evangelical is fine. Evangelicals are the turd in punch bowl that is America.
Wrong Bible David, we are to be the salt of the earth. Problem is we fail to do that so mistake us for turds. Guess the media is right when they say we are quickly becoming a turd world country,
Why so bitter Davey?
Why so stupid, Milton?
Asians are very smart and have lots of money. They'd make great Jews.
Good grief, two blatant insults rolled up into one comment.
So your saying that you like how I did that?
@Swain. Insults? I think we've all been privy to that horrible scene in jr. high when the other kids pointed and called someone wealthy, powerful and intelligent.
If that's insulting then lay it on me. I wish everyone thought my people were smart and rich when I walked down the street.
Even the Jews don't consider these folks Jewish.
Judaisim is an aquired trait, being Jewish is a hereditary one.
Propoganda wont change this basic concept. Jews were quick to be seperate, and now that their numbers are dwindiling they suddenly embrace diversity?
Sounds strangely like Americas political parties!