Beyond Cheesecake and Blintzes: A Shavuot Recipe With Meaning

The holiday is significant for me as a convert, so I created a fish dish that blends my Italian heritage with my Jewish identity

‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

A Dip in the Mikveh, Nearly Derailed by Fake Eyelashes, Was Vital to My Conversion

The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.

A Convert’s Bible Stories: How a Christian Book Introduced Me to Ruth and David

A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection

Layman’s Terms

A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion

Kenyan Branch

In a Kenyan village 100 miles north of Nairobi, a small group of homesteaders and subsistence farmers have adopted Judaism as their faith

Elizabeth Taylor, 79, Dies

Glamour personified, she was also the archetypal convert to Judaism

Kitchen Conversions

Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions

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