A. Absolutely not! A Jew, is a Jew, is a Jew. Although in no way is Torah justifing his/her actions, there is nothing we can do (even conversion) that would change the Torah’s view of us as Jews. “Even though he has sinned, he is a Jew” (Talmud Sanhedrin 44a). (The honorary title used in this passage is “Yisrael” (Israel) which is the name given to Jacob after wrestling with the angel). On the other hand, there is the practical title of “Yisrael Mumar” or “Meshumad” for a deserter of the faith, and only when it is done with full knowledge and with free will. Certain restrictions may apply to these Jews, but they are only directed at one’s behaviors, but not at all to the essential identity issue. They remain 100% Jewish. This point was repeatedly emphasized and highlighted by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.