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

Today on Tablet

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

Will Chelsea Convert?

And why we shouldn’t care so much

Mag Tells Conversion Stories

Some inspired by ‘Fiddler,’ knishes, TV ads

Full Immersion

One woman’s final step to conversion

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