It does no good to assimilate.
Maccabees are coming to town.
They know if you're Assyrian.
They know if you dig Greeks.
They see you on the temple mount,
consorting with Hellenistic freaks.
- "The Maccabees Are Coming to Town"
That jingle's gonna stick in my head for a while. Bizarrely enough the article in which I found the above mentioned that an online Jewish retailer had received one of its first big orders from Korea. I've spoken to a Jew or two in Korea, and damn is it hard to eat Kosher in the midst of Worm-Eaters. (Not to mention pork...) He told me there were only about a dozen or so Korean Jews. Shellfish-loving Koreans may be, but they've got the circumcision bit down. Their timing's a little off though - every few weeks one or another of my students disappears for a "man's operation." It would be hard to have a more exclusive genetic and ethnic group than Korean Jews, I imagine. I wonder, how well have they "assimilated"?