Guide to the Convert Vol. 4: Community – for better, for worse

Jewish community is unlike anything I have previously experienced. It’s not just a group of people who live in a commune and therefore they know each other. These are the people that deeply care for each other, look after each other’s children, go to the same weddings and pray at the shuls. Being a convert … More Guide to the Convert Vol. 4: Community – for better, for worse

Guide to the Convert Vol.3: Dating for dummies

Dating should be, in my humble opinion, one of the topics that is openly discussed with the candidates. Say, pros and cons in terms of how it affects their relationship with the beit din. How will their dating life look post-conversion? What are the biggest struggles? Just as many aspects of family laws aren’t discussed … More Guide to the Convert Vol.3: Dating for dummies

Guide to the Convert vol. 2: Non-transparent bureaucratic gehinom

One would think that the conversion process, due to its importance, would be guarded by laws and regulations to ensure an effective selection of candidates, supervision of their process and a fool-proof system in order to protect both sides simultaneously applying a certain level of fairness to the subjects upon whom the will of the … More Guide to the Convert vol. 2: Non-transparent bureaucratic gehinom