Kitchen Conversions

Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions

Will She Convert?

The groom’s family may contain a clue (or not)

Charged Rabbi Faces New Accusations

Allegedly directed boys into a mikvah

Question of Faith

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

Question of Faith

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

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The convert’s inconvenient zeal, and more

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

On Shavuot, Finding Myself at Sinai. Again.

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

Sundown: Obama and Abbas Have a Chat

Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more

The Unwelcome Mat

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

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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The Tropper sex scandal, from a woman’s side

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

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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