It's not really passing if someone clueless (like me!) asks a person who doesn't look Jewish (whatever the hell that's supposed to mean. . .), and has an easily-mistaken, non-ethnic-sounding name, like Moe Moskowitz, what s/he's doing for X-Mas, right?
Think the word implies some degree of effort on the part of the person doing the passing. Like if he'd changed his name to Robert Kaplow or something.
Whaddayamean "Kaplow" is obviously Jewish? It doesn't end in "-itz" or "-stein."
Is passing an issue for the Jewish community in the U.S., or is it just that the vast majority of Gentiles are insensitive idiots? Discuss.
Or, if you'd like to avoid the accusations of anti-Semitism I'm clearly just begging for: The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy mandates passing as the only acceptable behavior for gays in the armed services. Discuss.
Oh, and leaving lesbians out of the equation implies that all women in the military are obviously part of the 10 (or so) percent, and besides, they don't represent nearly as much as a threat. 'cuz, you know, they're just chicks. Discuss.
Want to know more, since I obviously gots no clue what the fuck I'm talking about? You could start at GayVeterans.com, as long as you're not visiting from a .mil address. They track that shit, you know.
Meaning you really shouldn't be here. Good luck with that court-martial!