Discussions with my fellow Jews-by-choice suggest something critical is systematically ignored in our discussions of conversion: converts themselves.
It’s a little complicated.
Bella Abzug, who represented Manhattan as a feminist congresswoman, might get a street corner named after her in her native West Village.
Four Jewish businesses in the New York area received the same anti-Semitic flier with a picture of a swastika and other Nazi sloganeering.
Greg Morelli, owner of Chicago’s Max’s Deli, wrote a social media post mocking the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Elie Finegold, a Dallas native, helped evacuate his ill friend Clovis Tobias to Florida from Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria closed in.
On Sukkot, one of the main rituals involves waving branches around, which the Jews might have done in imitation of the Greeks.
Levinson made history in the gay-rights struggle when he wrote an opinion that said it was discriminatory not to let same-sex couples marry.
Mara Getz Sheftel and husband Rabbi Josh Wineberg are assisting a refugee mother and daughter from Eritrea.
She helped identify Hitler’s teeth and then wrote a best-selling memoir about the experience only now being published in English.