Author Topic: Am Ha'Aretz vs Tinok Shenishba  (Read 589 times)

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Am Ha'Aretz vs Tinok Shenishba
« on: December 25, 2011, 11:35:12 AM »
what's the difference between them and into which category would you classify our not yet observant brethren these days?

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Re: Am Ha'Aretz vs Tinok Shenishba
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 11:49:13 AM »
IMHO a non observant Jew would be considered a Tinok Shenishba. An Am Ha'Aretz could be an observant or non observant Jew who has very little Jewish education (That's what they're referred to). But really  a Bur is he who has little education, because an Am Ha'Aretz  is actually someone who works the earth.