Yes! The same rules apply to Judaism as any religion or faith. When someone practices Buddhism that person becomes a Buddhist. When someone practices Christianity that person becomes a Christian. When someone practices Hinduism that person becomes a Hindu. When someone practices Islam that person becomes Islamic (Muslim). When someone practices Judaism that person becomes a Jewish.
There are many examples throughout Scripture where someone who was not born Jewish can come to know Yahweh. People who know Yahweh are Yahwist but are commonly called Jewish because it was the tribe of Judah that continued to follow Yahweh after the northern tribes of Israel lost their way and went astray.
Even as far back when Moses led Israel out of Egypt we can see that there were proselytes among them. These people obviously were not born Hebrew but YaHuWaH delivered them out of Egypt anyway. They obviously had found favor with Yah and were worshiping Him at this time.
And the children of Yisra'el journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks and herds, even very much cattle. (HRV Exodus 12:37-38)
And the children of Yisra'el set out from Ra'meses to Sukkoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside the little ones. And a mixed multitude went up with them too, also flocks and herds, very much livestock. (ISR Shemoth 12:37-38)
Ruth was a Gentile became a believer and follower of the Most High which means she was practicing what was given to us in Scripture, that practice is called Judaism, Ruth was a Jew by practicing Judaism. These people are called proselytes (converts); believing in our Creator. The word proselyte or proselytes appears several times in Scripture not to mention verses that do not use the actual word. Let us go to the Scripture to see if people who were not born Hebrew can become Jews.
And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had gladness and joy, a feast and a good day. And many from amoung the peoples of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews was fallen upon them. (HRV Esther 8:17)
And in every province and in every city where the sovereign's command and decree came, the Yehudim had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land were becoming Yehudim for the fear of the Yehudim had fallen upon them. (ISR Ester 8:17)
It should be obvious now that you can become a Jew even if you are not of Hebrew descent and that it was the practice for anyone wanting to be a child of the Most High. The truth is that being Jewish is about what you believe and not your blood line. Romans chapter eleven says that believers are grafted into the olive tree, they are Jews by belief not by blood.
The olive tree obviously represents the Hebrews (Israel) and the fig tree likewise represents the Gentiles. What is interesting is that those who have any hope at all have to become grafted into the olive tree. We have to become part of that tree, we have to become Jews. There is no hope for the fig tree at all, in fact the fig tree withered away and died when the Messiah had walked past it. The question is not weather or not you can become a Nazarene Jew or not but rather if you can even be saved if you do not become part of the olive tree.
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