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
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
I’d given up on finding a Jewish woman to marry—until the woman I fell in love with decided to convert
I don’t feel nostalgic about Christmas—I’ve discovered the magic of Hanukkah
Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
When the holiday turned my synagogue into a chaotic nightclub, I finally felt like part of the Jewish community
Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
At Jews in the Woods, a spiritual retreat for college students, I tried to see how I’d fit in if I converted to Judaism
There are men who leave you for another woman, and there are men who leave you for a man. Then there are those who dump you for God.
When a woman learns the art of Torah chanting, she realizes she is part of a new religious tradition—as well as a very old, sacred one
In order to understand her identity, an Irish Catholic student at the University of Virginia had to follow her passion: a major in Jewish Studies
A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion
Without ritual and prayer, grief for a lost loved one has no place to go. But can a convert to Judaism observe yahrzeit for a non-Jewish parent?
The Egyptian-born anti-Islamic activist Nonie Darwish, whose life story and outspoken views on Israel and the Arab world make her someone Jews should support, was unfairly tarred in Tablet
Despite the complicated history of Jewish defectors, the Jewish right has embraced Muslim apostates like Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-born Christian convert who voices anti-Islamic rhetoric
A new book tells the story of a middle-class Jewish girl from Westchester who changed her name, moved to Pakistan, and became a leading voice of radical Islamism
I became a Jew at the age of 39, and I love my new faith. But learning to embrace Jewish food—especially at Passover—was another story.