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Thomas Ryan, CSP Answers:
This varies considerably among Orthodox Jews. Some feel other branches are legitimate; others feel other branches are illegitimate. Still others feel other branches are “good training” for more traditional lifestyles which would be the goal. In all cases, Orthodox Jews accept Jewish people born of Jewish mothers as Jewish (that is, part of the Jewish people/ethnically Jewish) whether they consider them “Torah true” (ortho-praxis) Jews or not.