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joeyjojo
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08:12:50 AM Aug 8th 2011
edited by joeyjojo
we should properly rewrite this example. it comes across as apologetic for what is (quite frankly) pretty douchey behavior
Traditionally, when a Jewish woman left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that her family would consider her dead. They might even sit Shiva for her, mourning just as if she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to her even if she was standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is more understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. •That explanation would apply everywhere that Culture Clash is potentially lethal
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