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.
Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice who sometimes feels more Catholic than Jewish, especially when the High Holidays remind her of elements of Catholicism that bothered her.
Her relatives didn't realize that they had invited her to witness their marriage in church on the Day of Atonement.
She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?
Her father had jettisoned his Judaism; she converted to reclaim it. Now he was dead--how would she mourn him?
A young adult novel describes a 12-year-old child of interfaith marriage coming to terms with the death of her Jewish grandmother.
Review of Goya’s Ghosts, about a woman jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for suspicion of being a "judaizer."
The personal narrative of a politically active woman of interfaith families who attributes her activism to the values both parents taught her and links those values to Judaism.
The personal narrative of a woman trying to choose a Hebrew name for her conversion, while honoring both her Jewish and non-Jewish family.
The personal narrative of a woman who ran into difficulties due to inaccurate inferences based on her last name.
The personal narrative of a woman who was raised Catholic, but had a Jewish father, and her experience taking classes about the Holocaust during college.