Conversion: A Black Jewish Can-Do Story
How one woman went from having no idea what Shabbat was to celebrating it every week.
Navigating Orthodox Conversion with a Feminist Sensibility
I was 75 percent Jewish, I told the Orthodox rabbi, my paternal grandparents and one maternal grandparent were all Jewish. “So, you’re not Jewish,” he replied.
Claiming Our Spiritual Ancestry
In the year 2000, I was still a newly-minted Jew, having completed my conversion in March of 1999. As Passover ...
Apologizing for Our Parents’ Sins
My mother was born in Germany in 1939. She grew up there, emigrating to the United States in 1968, after ...
Jewish and GLBT – the borders are shifting
Last Shabbat, the guest speaker at my congregation, B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, CT, was Rabbi Andrea Myers, author of a ...