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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Contemporary Issues in Conversion

A topical over view of contemporary issues in conversion.

How to Find a Sponsoring Rabbi for Conversion to Judaism

Sponsoring rabbis serve as mentors and oversee the fundamentals of the conversion proces.

How to Convert to Judaism

The process varies from movement to movement, but certain rituals are common to all of them.