One of the joys of being "like a newborn baby" after the conversion is that you get to pick a Hebrew name--which is easier than you may think.
A convert must step gingerly across a minefield of long-held expectations, sometimes complicated by ambivalence toward Jewishness.
Conversion transforms formerly neutral territory into emotionally fraught real estate.
Plenty of empathy and emotional support can help most parents to understand and ultimately accept their child's decision to convert.
Because becoming a Jew is an evolving process.
The questions that a liberal Jew asks when a loved one dies often go beyond the strict requirements of Jewish law.
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.