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Thank you for this article–I found it very moving. I converted along with my two children in the early 1990s. Through those shifting periods, after they were born, before they were converted, then after they were converted and while they still are not considered Jewish by some, those boundaries were painful. However, now, as long-term members of a community, and as a mother of adults, I and they no longer really experience those boundaries as painful. I support individual communities making informed, compassionate choices about their own boundaries. I would urge people who want to nurture a Jewish family, regardless of where you are starting from to know that there are hoops to jump through–sometimes the mikvah is the easy part!! And it is possible that your beshert is to raise this person in a Jewish home, and that his/her beshert is to develop a spiritual/religious life that does not fully resemble his/her home of birth. However through all this, there are great sources of love and joy. May you find them on your journey!
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