C.A. Blomquist is a writer, editor, and artist who lives in Manhattan.

A Jew by Rosh Hashanah

For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever


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


Mourning My Mother, Finally

For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.


Topping Things Off

The third and final installment of a conversion story


Taking the Plunge

I visited the mikveh and became a Jew. But I still haven’t told my dad I converted.

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