What if the vampire is Jewish?

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One of the vampires in Ethics is Jewish

I recently read an article that talks a bit about different takes on the vampire myth, beginning with the idea that the vampire may not be your standard Christian sort who fears crosses and holy water. What if he’s Jewish? Or Buddhist? I think it’s an interesting question – it’s always good to think outside the box and challenge preconceptions.

I’ve written a little about this before, with regard to the ethics a vampire might have, and the popular notion that good people would suddenly turn evil, which doesn’t make sense to me. I am interested in how basically good people might adapt. For example, how would newly-made vampires handle their religious beliefs and traditions? Would an observant follower of a religion lose faith overnight? If not, how do they reconcile their new reality with their old practices?  It’s good food for thought even for non-vampires.  Where might you go and what might you do if you were suddenly ripped away from your home, family and society to become an outcast who might live forever?

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