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What is required to convert to Judaism?

What is required to convert to Judaism?

I have wanted to convert to Reform Judaism for several years now. However, I have heard that Reform Jewish converts will not be accepted by all denominations as "officially Jewish" unless they convert to Orthodox Judaism. Is this true?

Answer By: 
Rabbi Victor Appell

Judaism is not a monolithic religion.

We are adopting a baby boy. We had him circumcised, but must he undergo a conversion ceremony to be Jewish?

Answer By: 
Rabbi Stuart Federow

My husband and I are in the process of adopting an African American baby boy. We had him circumcised by a doctor -- as he was already 2 months old, my husband was concerned about safety. Must he really undergo a conversion ceremony to be Jewish?

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