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Judaism: Fresh is Best

Rabbi Thomas Gardner

I once read an autobiography called Turbulent Souls, written by a man who grew up Catholic. It was only after he had become an adult that he learned that both of his parents had been born Jewish.

Embracing a Jewish Life and Values

Kenneth David Shoji

At my Bet Din, one of three Rabbis who interviewed me told me that Judaism has been described as a faith of "Pots and Pans." She further explained that Judaism was about doing and acting in everyday life, not just having a belief but carrying out actions and

Public Affirmation

Janine Preston

Anyone who really, really knows me was not surprised to receive the announcement of my conversion to Judaism. When I very seriously told my two best friends from college about my decision last fall, they started to laugh.

Feeling Jewish

Stephanie Seiberg

When I decided to convert I wondered often, "Would I ever really feel Jewish?" I never could have anticipated that the death of my father, who was neither religious nor Jewish, would be the event that would take me there.

I had married a Jewish man several

Conversion: Who is the Gate Keeper

Rabbi Peter Knobel

I just had the privilege of representing the Reform movement on a panel "Conversion: Who Is the Gate Keeper of the Jewish Nation" at the Israeli President's Conference in Jerusalem, Facing Tomorrow.  These are my opening remarks:

The time has come to finally

Remembering Who (You Never Knew) You Were

Michael Doyle

Originally published on Chicago Carless

Four months ago my rabbi said to me, "Unless you're the greatestfaker ever-and I don't think you are-how will you know when you'reready?" It was a segue into asking me whether I felt the time was rightto take the next

Ve'Nahafoch Hu: Remember what Amalek did to us - and what we did to Amalek

Daphne Lazar-Price

On the Shabbat before Purim, many congregations will read Parshat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17 - 20). In the three short verses of this parshah, we are commanded not once but twice to recall a dangerous attack on our people: we are told to remember (Zachor) what the Amalekites did to the Israelites after they left Egypt and not to forget (Lo Tishkach).