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Sorry, this is not meant to be disrespectful but I was seized by the sudden curiousity as to whether or not an alien (say perhaps Spock, ET, ALF or some other extraterrestrial) could become one of the jewish faith?

I'm not sure what the restrictions are and my brief dalliance with Google didn't leave me any the wiser. So your help would be appreciated.
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Dr. Zoidberg might eat a member of the jewish faith but... really?!
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I'm pretty sure shellfish are verboten.

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I figured they'd most likely be Scientologists.
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mbourgeois wrote:

Sorry, this is not meant to be disrespectful but I was seized by the sudden curiousity as to whether or not an alien (say perhaps Spock, ET, ALF or some other extraterrestrial) could become one of the jewish faith?

I'm not sure what the restrictions are and my brief dalliance with Google didn't leave me any the wiser. So your help would be appreciated.


Why dont you ask him.

 
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I thought Zoidberg's brother was an alien Jewish comedian.

I doubt that Israel would give them citizenship, but it'd be interesting to see aliens from another planet claiming to be the chosen ones of YWH,and bring in ancient religions scrolls that prove that at least, that's what they believe.

Either way, aliens would turn many religious beliefs on their heads. Could the same deity have an extra chosen tribe in a different planet?
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How about intelligent computers? That might be a more proximate question.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
How about intelligent computers? That might be a more proximate question.


I didn't know you were interested in becoming Jewish!
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I asked my wife, who majored in Jewish history.

"This is indeed a question of Talmudic proportions...Apparently, some sages believe in extraterrestrial life, so I would imagine it would be okay, since they are part of God's creation."
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Were the Nephilim Jewish?

If yes... then, yes.
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mbourgeois wrote:
Sorry, this is not meant to be disrespectful but I was seized by the sudden curiousity as to whether or not an alien (say perhaps Spock, ET, ALF or some other extraterrestrial) could become one of the jewish faith?


Robert Silverberg wrote "The Dybbuk of Mazel Tov IV", which involves a Dybbuk inhabiting an alien, and the aliens turn to the human, and jewish, settlers to help them perform an exorcism. Afterwards, they (the aliens) are so impressed, they ask to be converted.

But really, I think pretty much anyone can become Jewish, assuming they are willing to put in the effort and sincerely live the life.
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Gecko23 wrote:
But really, I think pretty much anyone can become Jewish, assuming they are willing to put in the effort and sincerely live the life.
And not just for the jokes.
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mbourgeois wrote:
Sorry, this is not meant to be disrespectful but I was seized by the sudden curiousity as to whether or not an alien (say perhaps Spock, ET, ALF or some other extraterrestrial) could become one of the jewish faith?

I'm not sure what the restrictions are and my brief dalliance with Google didn't leave me any the wiser. So your help would be appreciated.

Since some Earthbound extraterrestrials (a.k.a. the Nefilim, the Watchers and the Anunaki) were apparently involved in the formation of numerous Terran religions as evidenced by the ancient Sumerian, Sanskrit and Vedic texts which predate the Bible by thousands of years, I think you've got things backwards.

Moreover, although his father was a high priest in the temple of the Anunaki, it's notable that Abraham left ancient Sumer on the eve of its impending "War of Gods and Men," when warring clans of Anunaki fought for dominance over the Earth using humans as their foot soldiers. Never mind that the "gods" in question were gods spelled with a little letter "g." And although they were flesh-and-blood beings, they'd nonetheless been able to hold sway over humankind for quite a while because as the bringers of the gifts of civilization (arts, science, mathematics, writing, agriculture, etc.) to ancient Sumer, the Anunaki had practically been worshipped as de-facto Gods with a capital letter "G." (And the worst of them lorded it over humankind as if they believed themselves to be actual gods.)

Indeed, the notion of a disemboided God/Oversoul was already a belief of the Anunaki themselves for nearly two thousand years before the Jews' own notion of Jehovah came into fruition. Indeed, the early Jews' notion of Jehovah made him sound as he were a flesh-and-blood Anunaki himself because early Jews believed Jehovah had a wife! (And no, I'm not talking about the Holy Spirit or a spiritual entity, either.)


So you see, no long-established Terran religion would be all that "alien" to an extraterrestrial after all.

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Octavian wrote:
I'm pretty sure shellfish are verboten.


You'd raise fewer eyebrows if you'd use "farbotn."
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
How about intelligent computers? That might be a more proximate question.


No problemo.


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isaacc wrote:
No problemo.



I take it this is supposed to represent circumcision?

It seems a bit more "complete" than usual practice.
 
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