Converting to Judaism didn’t only change how I felt spiritually. It changed how I felt about my body.
The third season of Netflix’s hit series takes on kosher food and conversion
‘I performed Jewish. I lived Jewish. And nobody owns the right to tell me if I am Jewish or not.’
The former porn star is cooking up a kosher storm for her Israeli fiancé
My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How an adopted ritual helped one convert make peace with her unruly mane
I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study is NSFW
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
Talmudic Rabbis regulated not just actions but reputations, and left a legacy we debate and refute to this day
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
The actress, whose father was Jewish, has been raising her children Jewish
I said I’d convert to placate my boyfriend. But his family would never disregard the fact that I was Korean.
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
Pledges of Allegiance, by David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis
Research shows Archbishop of New York’s mother was born Jewish, converted
A genetic test for Tay-Sachs revealed surprising results—and helped my husband and me discover what Judaism means to us
As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
Since both my parents were converts to Judaism, my family didn’t have any Jewish recipes to pass down. So I created my own.
French dancer Benjamin Millepied says he feels very connected to Israel
For one convert to Judaism, that’s the question of the season
When I was a child, my family’s history was hidden from me. Now I’ve made sure that my own child will always know where she came from.
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.
The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism
The Yom Kippur prayer unites everyone who hears it. Twenty-five years after I converted, it still gives me goose bumps.
Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was set to convert to Christianity a century ago. Yom Kippur services changed his mind.
The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England
When I converted to Judaism, I found the ‘Jewish mother’ I never had—a woman who resembled my own mom in surprising ways