Conversion to Judaism

A Transformation of Self
FEATURED ARTICLES ON CONVERSION

From Idea to Realization: The Conversion Process

Study, Jewish experiences, making a commitment, and undergoing an ancient ritual.

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Problems with Conversion Today
Why the Jewish movements don’t agree about the basics.

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Mirroring the Birth of the Jewish People

Identifying with Jewish fate and destiny.

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Kosher Converts

A beit din, or Jewish court, is the sole arbiter of legitimate conversions.

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A Biblical Phenomenon?
In ancient Israel outsiders assimilated into the Jewish people rather than converting to the religion.

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How To

How to deal with negative attitudes about converts

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Bibliography

Recommended books about conversion

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How To Decide If You Should Convert to Judaism

Becoming Jewish requires careful consideration and extensive self-examination.

History of Conversion

Judaism's openness to newcomers has varied, depending on how strong and self-confident Jews have felt.

Conversion 101

What you need to know about converting to Judaism.