My husband, a convert, is more observant than I am

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Jerusalem, forever anything? and more

At Sinai

A recent convert to Judaism discusses why Shavuot is 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


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

Taking the Plunge

I visited the mikveh and became a Jew. But I still haven’t told my dad I converted.

Britney Does it Again

Jewelry choice sparks new conversion rumors

Sundown: The More the Warier

Too many converts, segregated lectures, and more

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