The Conversion Crisis: Essays from the Pages of Tradition

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Conversion 101

What you need to know about converting to Judaism.

The Mikveh’s Significance in Traditional Conversion

Immersion in the mikveh actualizes the transition between the convert's old identity and his or her new one as a Jew.

The Death Penalty in Jewish Tradition

Capital punishment: allowed in the Torah and Talmud, but rarely carried out by Jewish courts.