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The man isn't Jewish in this case, so he has no obligation whatsoever in marrying a Jewish woman. It is forbidden for the Jewish woman to marry this man because he is not a Jew. If the man truly feels a connection with Judaism he should convert.


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The earliest reference to the term Jew (יהודי in Hebrew is found in Esther 2:5 where it has Mordechai האִ֣ישׁ יְהוּדִ֔י הָיָ֖ה בְּשׁוּשַׁ֣ן הַבִּירָ֑ה וּשְׁמ֣וֹ מָרְדֳּכַ֗י בֶּ֣ן יָאִ֧יר בֶּן־שִׁמְעִ֛י בֶּן־קִ֖ישׁ אִ֥ישׁ יְמִינִֽי: 5 There was a Judean man in Shushan the capital, whose name was Mordecai the son of Jair the son of Shimei the son ...


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Rashi on Shemot 10:22 writes regarding the plague of darkness And why did He bring darkness upon them? Because there were wicked people amongst the Israelites of that generation who had no desire to leave Egypt, and these died during the three days of darkness so that the Egyptians might not see their destruction and say, “These, (the Israelites) ...


4

In the Hebrew Bible, the Jews are called B’nei Yisrael, Israelites. After the reign of Solomon, the unified twelve tribes split in two, the northern kingdom was called Israel, and the southern kingdom was called Judea, since this southern kingdom was mostly comprised of people from the tribe of Judah. These people were called Judeans. The name Judeans is ...


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Rambam writes that Moses had the halachic status of king (Mishnah Torah Beis Habechirah 6:11): אֵין מוֹסִיפִין עַל הָעִיר אוֹ עַל הָעֲזָרוֹת אֶלָּא עַל פִּי הַמֶּלֶךְ וְעַל פִּי נָבִיא וּבְאוּרִים וְתֻמִּים וְעַל פִּי סַנְהֶדְרִין שֶׁל שִׁבְעִים וְאֶחָד זְקֵנִים שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שמות כה ט) "כְּכל אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מַרְאֶה אוֹתְךָ" וְכֵן תַּעֲשׂוּ ...


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Following @mbloch's sleuthing here, this seems to come from R. Yitzhak's Abravanel's comments on the passage Avadim Hayinu in his commentary Zevach Pesach to the Haggadah: וכבר זכרו חכמים זכרונם לברכה שהיו עבדים נסגרים שם בכ״ד מפתחות שלא היה אפשר לצאת Our Sages have already mentioned that slaves there [in Egypt] were confined with 24 keys, so that it ...


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Where/when religion is in vogue, Jews are and have been hated ("nobly" once called "Judenhaas") for rejecting Jesus (or Mohammed). Where/when religion is passe, and "science" is the highest cause, Jews were "nobly" hated because of their "biological race" ("antisemitism"). Likewise, Jews have been (and still are) historically hated by the far right as "...


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Regardless of how he considers himself, he is not Jewish. Subsequently, it is not just not encouraged, but forbidden for him to marry a Jewess.


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After the reign of David and Shlomo/Solomon, the Israelite kingdom split into two parts, as detailed in Melachim I Chapter 12 https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15896/jewish/Chapter-12.htm The northern half contained most of the tribes, and was known as "Yisrael/Israel". The southern part remained loyal to David's line, and was dominated by the ...


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The Torah is (seemingly) explicit that all G-d's servants left Egypt (Exodus 12.41): וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיְהִי בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה יָצְאוּ כָּל־צִבְאוֹת ה' מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם׃ at the end of the four hundred and thirtieth year, to the very day, all the ranks of the LORD departed from the land of Egypt. So ...


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Aside from pointing you to specific halakhot in a piece like Shulhan `Arukh, I think the underlying philosophical difference (which significantly impacts one’s approach to Halakhah) is: if Judaism is strictly a religion than those who are lax about their Judaism are less Jewish perforce. But, if we are foremost a family, we continue loving one another ...


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As you suggested in comments, R Yosef Deutsch quotes this in his book Let my nation go, p. 54, but he doesn't give details. He writes There was no escape. The Egyptians had twenty-four different safeguards against unauthorised flight. The Jewish people were so deeply ensnared that they lost all hope of ever extricating themselves by their own power. ...


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David decides to take a census II Samuel, chapter 24, records one of the most puzzling stories in the Bible. II Samuel 24:9 tells us that King David took a census that resulted in a plague that killed seventy thousand Israelites. But counting or taking a census in the Bible could be done in order to determine the availability for war, for the division of ...


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