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Jewish identity is the subjective state of perceiving oneself as a Jew and as relating to being Jewish. Jewish identity, by this definition, does not depend on whether or not a person is regarded as a Jew by others, or by an external set of religious, or legal, or sociological norms. Accordingly, Jewish identity can be cultural in nature. Jewish identity can involve ties to the Jewish community. Jewish identity may be religious. Jews who are atheists may have Jewish identity. People born from a mixed Jewish and non-Jewish background may have Jewish identity. (See also "half-Jewish".)

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