Going Under, Letting Go

Why a patrilineal Jew decided to formally convert to Judaism (go to the mikveh, go before a beit din) even though she already felt Jewish.

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Review of The Choosing by Andrea Myers

A review of Andrea Myers’s memoir,

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Does It Hurt?

Hatafat dam brit, letting of a drop of blood, is performed on a male convert to Judaism who has already had a circumcision. But what does it entail?

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Removing The Stumbling Block

Raised in an interfaith family, Jordyn wondered if she was Jewish enough

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Extended family walking together in the park

When a Child Makes a Choice

Personal narrative by a rabbi who is hurt by, but eventually accepts, her two sons’ conversion to Christianity

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my choice/my identity/my struggle

The personal narrative of an Orthodox Jewish woman who was excluded and fearful as a child because of her faith, but has now formed immense pride in her Jewish heritage.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Mikvah

Personal narrative from an intermarried woman who is deeply invested in Judaism but has not yet converted.

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A Spark from Sinai

News article about Latino converts to Judaism.

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500 Years after the Inquisition, Spaniards Find Way back to Judaism

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

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Him Her or Us The Family Loyalty Knot

Professional view from a social worker facilitating interfaith couples’ workshops describing the comments of interfaith couples and their parents, and explaining, in general terms, the generational gap.

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