But you cannot take away my identity as a transgendered person.
Hoping I might find a clue to his identity, I started researching my childhood medical records.
And yes, this is saying that Jewish identity can get expressed through power, not just through gefilte fish or prayer.
c.1600, "sameness, oneness," from Middle French identité (14c.), from Late Latin (5c.) identitatem (nominative identitas) "sameness," from ident-, comb. form of Latin idem (neuter) "the same" (see identical); abstracted from identidem "over and over," from phrase idem et idem. [For discussion of Latin formation, see entry in OED.] Earlier form of the word in English was idemptitie (1560s), from Medieval Latin idemptitas. Term identity crisis first recorded 1954. Identity theft attested from 1995.
identity i·den·ti·ty (ī-děn'tĭ-tē)
The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group.
The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; individuality.