A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a fresh challenge to New Jersey’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, saying the prohibition does not violate the rights of either children or their parents.
The Jewish world has long grappled with consequences of intermarriage. Steven M. Cohen and Joy Levitt say we should embrace the reverse trend: people marrying into the Tribe can be considered Jewish.
Passover is especially meaningful — and challenging — when you’re converting. Take it from Kelsey Osgood, who felt like a ‘stranger in a strange land’ at her first Seder.
My cousin and I are both dating non-Jews who are considering converting. Is it wrong to ask our grandfather to tone down the Seder this year so they get a nicer impression of Judaism?
A flyer published in late February declared that liberal Jews — whether liberal Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or otherwise — account for more than 600,000 Israelis. That many votes, the flyer said, could account for 10 seats in Knesset, a substantial party.
The 2015 David Twersky Journalism Award has been awarded to Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner for a June editorial calling for an easing of the Jewish conversion process.
One of Israel’s two chief rabbis said he would not recognize conversions performed by municipal rabbis despite a government directive validating them.
A Boise, Idaho woman harassed and physically attacked a Jewish neighbor in order to convince her to convert to Christianity.
The road to conversion can be long and difficult. But newly minted Jews find the challenges hardly end when they step out of the mikveh.
The Israeli government has adopted a major reform expected to ease the path to conversion for hundreds of thousands of Israelis now prohibited from marrying in the Jewish state.