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‘Non-Jewish’ Jews endure challenges living in Israel


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/nonjewish_jews_endure_challenges_living_in_israel_20080104

In Israel, the "non-Jewish Jews," as some Israelis call them, are everywhere. They drive buses, teach university classes, patrol in army jeeps and follow the latest Israeli reality TV shows as avidly as their Jewish counterparts. For these people -- mostly immigrants from the former Soviet Union who are not Jews according to Israeli law -- the question of where they fit into the Jewish state remains unanswered nearly two decades after they began coming to Israel.

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