I've name changed for this thread as I am scared of rude comments, but just wondering how many other Jews are on mumsnet? Would love to chat to other Jewish mums...please pm me or reply to this thread xx
Hi there... I'm not Jewish (sorry), but just felt sad when I read your thread that you were worried about rude comments, so am just posting to offer a big friendly multi-faith greeting till someone better able to reply to your query comes along.
This recent thread has attracted some Jewish posters, but I am pretty sure, from previous threads, that there are others out there.
Thank you nice to hear from people who are open minded about religion. I'm normally quite active on other threads so name changed for this just in case of bad reactions, you never know how people are going to react when you say what religion you are!!!
I haven't seen much specific anti-Jewish feeling on MN, but there is a fair amount of assumption that atheism is the only "normal" way of life and that any religious belief is odd and a sign that you are unable to cope with life without some kind of crutch. Oh and comments about having an "imaginary friend", or how it would be just as sensible to believe in pink unicorns.
But those are usually aimed at religion in general, or Christianity since that is more common and people get aggrieved by the state expressions of it, with religion in schools, Bishops in the House of Lords etc.
If you want to chat about it, you'd probably be best starting up a threadwith a more obvious title in this section to pull people in.