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In the story "The Magic Barrel", does the narrator give any clues that the father (Pinny) and daughter (Stella) are from different religions: Jewish and Christian respectively ?

closed as off-topic by Edlothiad, Valorum, KorvinStarmast, DavidW, TheLethalCarrot Jul 28 at 15:46

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  • Please don't cross-post the same question on two different sites. Please pick one site to post your question on, not on both at the same time. – user58 Jul 28 at 14:10
  • I had to post twice as I didn't exactly know which site would be appropriate and ended up here in this site. Sorry ! – yubraj Jul 28 at 14:39
  • Aside from the (allegedly) magical barrel, is there anything about this story that's sci-fi or fantasy? – Valorum Jul 28 at 15:09
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    Literature Stack Exchange or Judaism Stack Exchange. And you already have it on Literature so I'm sure you will get an answer. – Adamant Jul 28 at 16:22
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    Only 19 people have seen your question on Literature.SE and it's been there less than a day. Just be patient. Offer a bounty if you can. Cross-posting the same question to multiple sites is, as Mithrandir has already explained, frowned upon, especially if said question is off-topic on one or more of those sites, as it is here. – F1Krazy Jul 28 at 16:40
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Unrelated to SF&F, but in Judaism, you are considered Jewish only if your mother is Jewish, unrelated to your father's religion.

From Wikipedia:

Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism follow Jewish law (Halakha), deeming a person to be Jewish if their mother is Jewish or they underwent a halakhic conversion.

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  • @Alex I can't believe that question was worth 100 reputation bounty! I should be more active on that forum I guess! – Mor Zamir Jul 28 at 14:17
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    Indeed, we could always use some new blood there. – Alex Jul 28 at 14:19
  • So, Was she really from christian? It's not mentioned in the story "sonny's blues" – yubraj Jul 28 at 14:41
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    You asked two questions, I answered the one I know. If her mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, she is considered Christian. – Mor Zamir Jul 28 at 15:22

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