~ Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. ~

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

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)

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)
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