Welcoming the New Jew

A Jew by choice who converted with an Orthodox rabbi reviews a book by a Jew by choice who converted Reform–and finds her story

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My Big Fat Jewish Dominican Wedding

When she became Jewish, she didn’t stop being Dominican–how could their wedding respect both of their cultures?

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Gefilte Fish Con Maduros: A Multicultural Jewish Family

A Dominican-American convert to Judaism discusses people’s disbelief over her marriage to a white Jewish man.

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Converts On The True Colors Of The Jewish Community

Some are children of interfaith families, some fell in love with Jews, but many converts of color felt drawn to the Jewish people and Judaism because it just seemed to fit them.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Converts

The Talmud forbids us from oppressing converts by treating them as anything other than a regular member of the tribe.

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The Stupid Jew

Though she learned a lot for her conversion, Aliza sometimes feels like she doesn’t know as much as other Jews–kind of like all of us.

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Three Religions, Three Cultures and A Search for Identity

A profile of the author of The Girl From Foreign who went to India to find her Jewish roots.

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Nation Divided: Coping With Racism in the Jewish Community

Like many Jews of color, the author sometimes has to represent all people of color in Jewish social situations.

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