Article Archive

Conversion

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  • Ger Toshav - Sources for Contemporary Application: A Proposal for Intermarried and other Allies in our Midst

    By Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

    Professional view supporting the resurrection of the concept of ger toshav--an in-between title that non-Jews who are active and committed Jewishly, yet who do not want to convert, could study and achieve.

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • A Surprising Challenge In An Intercultural Relationship

    By Ruby Velez

    She thought she liked Jewish food, until she married into a Jewish family and had a child with severe food allergies.

    Date: 08-07-2008
  • Welcoming Non-Jewish Spouses and Converts to Judaism

    By Rabbi Eric Yoffe

    Professional view from rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, saying that the Reform movement needs to both honor non-Jewish partners raising Jewish children and to invite them to convert.

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • Making From Generation to Generation Meaningful for ALL Grandparents

    By Eve Coulson

    Personal narrative about a grandparent who supported her daughter's choice to not only raise her children in a different religion (Judaism), but also to choose Judaism for herself.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Orpah: A Shout-Out for Shavuot

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The story of Ruth is so often used to show that welcoming "strangers," converts, is ingrained in Jewish text.  This test also includes the story of Orpah, however, who turned back and did not join the Jews.

    Date: 04-15-2013
  • Former Political Hand Embraces Kid's Conversion

    By Ross Schneiderman

    A profile about the marriage of recent Jewish convert Katherine Gergen to Mark Barnett, the story of Katherine’s conversion, and their Jewish wedding ceremony.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Why Non-Jewish Spouses Sometimes Think That Jews Are Weird

    By Edmund Case

    The personal narrative of a Jewish man whose wife pointed out to him that many Jews are somewhat hypocritical in feeling uncomfortable when Jews convert to another faith, but openly accepting and supporting people of other faiths who decide to convert

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • In Between

    By Eric Pliner

    Personal narrative by a gay, Jewish man in an interfaith relationship describing how he has learned to see and feel comfortable wtih the grey area between Jew and non-Jew.

    Date: 06-06-2007
  • 500 Years after the Inquisition, Spaniards Find Way back to Judaism

    By Jerome Socolovsky

    A news story about Spaniards who are discovering that their ancestors were among the Chuetas, people of Jewish origin who were accused of being Hidden Jews after the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, and now plan to return to their he

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Conversions Emerging as Major Issue Facing Adoptive Jewish Parents

    By Johanna Ginsberg

    Reprinted news article about Jewish adoption agencies and the tendency of birth mothers not to choose Jewish adopted parents for their children since they want their kids to have Christmas.

    Date: 11-05-2006

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