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An Introduction to Judaism, Jewish Conversion, and Converting to Judaism.


"When a proselyte comes to be converted, one receives him with an open hand so as to bring him under the wings of the Divine Presence."

(Leviticus Rabbah 2:9)


"Dearer to God than all of the Israelites who stood at Mount Sinai is the convert. Had the Israelites not witnessed the lightning, thunder, and quaking mountain, and had they not heard the sounds of the shofar, they would not have accepted the Torah. But the convert, who did not see or hear any of these things, surrendered to God and accepted the yoke of heaven. Can anyone be dearer to God than such a person?"

Tanhuma (ed. Buber),
Lekh Lekha 6:32


"Beloved are proselytes by God, for the Bible everywhere uses the same epithet of them as of Israel"

(Talmud, Gerim 4:3)


"Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried"

Ruth, a Moabite and the
great-grandmother of King David,
who chose to convert to Judaism.
(Ruth 1:16-17)


"You shall love the convert"

(Deuteronomy 10:19)


"You must understand the feelings of the convert."

(Exodus 23:9)


Converting to Judaism

Historical Background

Interactive Overview to the Program


Jewish Conversion Guidelines and Expectations

The Rabbi's Role

The Spouse's Role


The 10 Commitments

Questions For Reflection

Personal Conversion to Judaism Experiences

About Judaism

Convert to Judaism

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