HOW THE THREE MAIN BRANCHES OF JUDAISM DEFINE A JEW
Orthodox: * A person born of a Jewish mother.Skip to next paragraph
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* Or a person formally converted by an Orthodox rabbi.
* A person born of a Jewish mother.
* Or a person formally converted by a rabbi. In most cases, Conservative rabbis accept as a Jew a person converted by a Reform rabbi.
* The child of a Jewish parent, mother or father, is presumed Jewish if that child has been raised in a Jewish household and has performed public acts of Jewish identification. This is a statement of belief, not a law.
* Or a person formally converted by a rabbi.