Answer: There are two ways to become a Jew: by birth or by becoming Jewish.
Anyone can become a Jew, no matter whether one is French, Italian or any other nationality, because Jewishness is not via lineage.
To become a Jew means to adopt a certain way of thinking, an attitude toward life and its purpose, when you realize what it actually means to be a Jew. What does it mean to be a Jew? It means to bring the method of correction and connection into the world, and to become a contributing member toward the world’s unification.
Question: So, the word “Jew” – “Hebrew – Ivri,” means “crossed over”?
Answer: A change from the egoistic attitude toward the world and others to an altruistic one.
Question: Is this how one becomes a Jew?
Question: So, in effect, are you discreetly telling us that the whole world can become Jews?
Answer: Not discreetly, but indeed so.
Question: You also say that those who are born Jewish are not actually Jews?
Answer: No. Those are not the Jews the Torah speaks of. A Jew is a spirit. One must be guided only by the calling in his heart.
Question: Is the ultimate goal of life to become a Jew?
Answer: To become a Jew means to unite all people, to be the force that elevates them toward the quality of bestowal, mutual love, and unity. It means reaching such communication between all people in the world so that they will be as one.
Being Jewish has nothing to do with whether or not one’s mother is Jewish.
Question: People of different nationalities will now suddenly hear that one way or another the goal of every person is to become a Jew?
Question: Do you calmly say that it is so?
Answer: Of course. In other words, the goal of every person is to transition from the egoistic perception of the world into the altruistic one. This is considered as crossing (“laavor“) the egoistic barrier.
So, let them cross it.
From KabTV “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/30/19