And here’s why. We have a family like bond when we meet another Jewish person but that’s not all, when we refer to ourselves as an “ethno religion” people don’t really take us seriously, when you say you are a Jew and when people call you a Jew it’s a reminder of where we originates from. You are a Jew of Judea just like someone else is an Arab from the Arabian Pensacola.
Throughout history and ancient civilization we were referred to as a tribe. The tribe of Judea the tribe of sons of Israel. Our customs our holidays everything that makes us Jewish is tribal. We don’t pray our prayers we sing them.
We are indigenous to the land of Israel rather people like it or not they confirm it by calling us Jews.
TLDR: We should call ourselves a tribe rather than ethno religion