Originally Posted by angiel
Why is that so?????
I don't know, but that's the way it's been for hundreds upon hundreds of years. If your mother isn't Jewish, most Jews won't recognize you as Jewish. Some of the more reform groups will recognize you if your father is Jewish, but certainly not your paternal grandfather. It's very cool that Pete's 1/4 Jewish, I didn't know that, but he's definitely not "a Jew," especially considering he doesn't even seem to consider himself to be one.