i did a search online, but results were mixed. some say one thing, some the other. i think jews consider judaism as a race? i always thought of it as a religion. however when it is revealed on a tv show that such and such is jewish you can usually see physical characteristics that bear this out. so that would be it's a race then? but when a non- jewish female wants to marry a male jew, she has to convert to judaism, so isn't that a relgion then? i understand a person can be israeli if they are born in that country, even for someone who isn't jewish. is the jewish thing a third option not mentioned perhaps? muslims tend to think they are also born a muslim don't they? i don't think christians do? it seems to be one of those questions where people on both sides swear they're correct.