There, You said it. Your moms' mom was not Jewish.<quoted text>
HughBe--- I did nothing. Here is how it went. My Jewish grandfather saw my sexy non-Jewish grandmother and knew her. As a result my mother was born. Now had you the intelligence to call my mother Jewish I would have accepted it because she is the seed of a MAN who is a Jew.
As for me, I am no Jew as my father was not one.
I am the son of a Jewish woman but my father was not Jewish and so I am NOT Jewish. Compare my words to the example in the Tanach.
I know that you neither believe Moses nor God but I shall still quote the Torah.
"Now the SON of an Israelite MOTHER and an Egyptian FATHER went out AMONG the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between HIM and AN Israelite." Leviticus 24:10
Clear his MOTHER did NOT make him an Israelite. My mother cannot make me a Jew.
Finally, your father is a Jew and so both you and your brother are Jews and nothing can change that, not even your love of LIES and stupidity. Your brother could worship an ANT, he shall always be a Jew.
Therefore most Jewish denominations would not accept you as Jewish.
Now, lets pretend for the moment that you were born Jewish. I.E. Your Mom was Jewish because her mom was Jewish. And then you decided that the Christian path was the right path for you.
You would have the choice at that point to call yourself what ever you want. Just like you have the choice now. However, freedom to choose a label does not translate into the right of others to accept that label. So once you became Christian, even if you called yourself a Jew, virtually no other Jew would accept you as a Jew. The identities are mutually exclusive. You, as the outside would not have the right to redefine what the rest of the group accepts as membership criteria. Case closed on that one.
Regarding your quotation of Torah - it has been firmly established on the forum (and in real life) that us Jews are not fundamentalists i.e. we interpret and apply law rather than following your citations. Yes, we all know Judaism was originally patrilineal, and then it changed somewhere down the road - in Greek or Roman times.
However, we are now in modern times, and this is how Jews apply the law now. You have no standing to be aggrieved because you are not a member of our group. Nor are we preventing you from joining our group, provided you follow out entry process.