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Charged Rabbi Faces New Accusations

Allegedly directed boys into a mikvah

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Question of Faith

In Medellín, Jewish converts try to leave the Inquisition, and Colombia’s civil war, behind

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Question of Faith

Photos: In Medellín, Colombia, Jewish converts trace their heritage to the Spanish Inquisition

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Today on Tablet

The convert’s inconvenient zeal, and more

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Intermarried: My Husband, a Convert, Is More Observant Than I Am

When he became a Jew, I suddenly had new rules to follow—ones I thought I’d done away with years earlier

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Jerusalem, forever anything? and more

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On Shavuot, Finding Myself at Sinai. Again.

A convert to Judaism discusses why the sleepless, all-night study sessions make this her favorite holiday

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Sundown: Obama and Abbas Have a Chat

Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more

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The Unwelcome Mat

Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process

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Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

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Today on Tablet

The Tropper sex scandal, from a woman’s side

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Converted

When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says

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Con Game

How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down

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Will Chelsea Convert?

And why we shouldn’t care so much

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Mag Tells Conversion Stories

Some inspired by ‘Fiddler,’ knishes, TV ads

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Full Immersion

One woman’s final step to conversion

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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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Britney Does it Again

Jewelry choice sparks new conversion rumors

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Sundown: The More the Warier

Too many converts, segregated lectures, and more

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DNA Proves Judaism

Which leads some gentiles to convert

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Live and Become

It took only 25 years for one woman’s conversion to take effect

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Our Man in Bethlehem

Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth

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The Searchers

Seven South Americans uncover their converso roots

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Ham Hocks and Hellfire

Amid instructions on making paper dolls came Grandmother’s plea for my salvation

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From Bethlehem to Jerusalem

Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism