|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
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Once upon a time there was a synagogue in Belorussia. Religious Jews and those who just "sympathized" came to pray here, celebrated holidays and discussed different Jewish topics. One day your most humble servant got lucky: the Principal Rabbi had a minute to speak and I didn't hesitate to make use of it and to ask him a few questions. I have been thinking about these things for a long time, but I can't get answers from books. Maybe you will find something interesting.
At last it happened! Last year, after long debates and hesitations, Tatarstan decided to give Christian Tatars the status of a separate people. Now a Christian Tatar writes "Kryashen" instead of "Tatar" in the nationality column. In other words, a Tatar should be a Muslim. If is not a Muslim, then he is not a Tatar.