WHO IS A JEW?
I'm going to say something that you'll likely find very hard to accept if you learn Talmud and live according to it and think you are a Jew.
Jews do not immerse themselves in Talmud willingly. We may do so as Children, under pressure; but as we grow and feel stronger; we feel the choking sensation from the noxious fumes and we know in our heart that that is not the way.
Just as a fish will not immerse itself in alcohol willingly, despite the intoxicating effects, so no real Jew learns Talmud.
Our Homeland is Yisra'El, not Babylon. YisraEl is our Soul (Soil), not the mud of Babylon.
Eliyahu HaNavi said this: Yet will I leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.' Yes, there are very few Jews indeed. That number can be understood more expansively with gematriot, but it is also true as written in p'shat. There are only seven thousand in Israel and the Babylonian idol worshippers are not among them. The Babylonian exile that the Nevi'im talk about is the Babylonian Talmud.
No one who learns Talmud can make Aliyah to Eretz Yisra'El, which is Torah (terra).
Anyone who thinks that The Book of Life is a book of ceremonies is completely incapable of understanding Torah and seeing it that way is the mark that someone is not a true Jew. They simply don't see Torah for what it is.
Torah does not need a second book to explain how to do ceremonies any more than it needs a "new testament", because there are no ceremonies in it - only the wisdom of Life.
The Prophets warned against the galut of Babel - the Babylonian Talmud. Yes, they were able to see the Babylonian Talmud b'Ru'ach HaKodesh because their Wisdom exists in all times and places and they warn against it.
Rabbis today don't even have Smikhah. They don't have Smikhah because the Prophets give Smikhah and you've rejected Nevu'ah. The Prophets trump your Rabbi.