Does Reform Judaism recognize children of Jewish father as Jews (under conditions that father is Jewish both from mothers and fathers side). If so, that person does not have to go through conversion in order to marry Jewish girl?

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In 1983 the CCAR ruled that a person with only a Jewish father could be considered Jewish and be entitled to all the rights thereof provided that such a person was raised with an exclusive Jewish upbringing. Otherwise, such a person is not considered Jewish and would have to undergo a valid conversion to Judaism.

Traditional Jewish Law defines a Jew as someone with a Jewish birth mother or as someone who underwent a valid conversion to Judaism through a proper religious court.

Please refer to this Q&A elsewhere on this site.

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