During the nineteenth century, romance and spiritual quests convinced a surprising number of Russian Jews to embrace Christianity.
— Jewish groups criticized a proposed Knesset bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed under the auspices …
Some rabbis argue that Jews should minimize criteria for conversion to counteract intermarriage.
The Orthodox Union’s rabbinic arm has created a new position to help smooth the conversion process.
Between the toddler and the budding bat mitzvah girl, I barely have time to brush my teeth most mornings, let alone focus on ten Sefirot.
The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she “was running around like a headless chicken” in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.
Visiting home is a process in acknowledging how alienating it is to not be one of the predominantly major-isms of “real’ America anymore — white, straight and Christian.
The Israeli rabbinate has never shown any indication that we American converts matter — that is, until the election of the father of one of our own as president of the United States.
I am a Jew by choice, I was raised a Muslim, and my mother is an ordained Baptist minister. This year, for the first time ever, my mother decided to put up a Christmas tree.
Of all the ways things could have gone, I have followed a strange, narrow path indeed. So why shouldn’t my daughter’s be as well?