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Sorry, Grandpa, I’m a Jew Now

A convert provides the comment of the week

Marc Tracy
July 06, 2012
(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)
(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at [email protected] with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “Paula,” who reflected upon Marc Grossberg’s personal history about his Jewish grandmother braving a gang of Texas Klan members with this pithy observation: “I am a convert to Judaism. Interestingly enough, it could have been one of my relatives she cold-cocked. Good for her!”

Paula gets a copy of Joseph Telushkin’s Hillel: If Not Now, When?, because the great rabbi would have appreciated that Paula evidently learned what it is to be Jewish as easily as if she had been taught it while standing on one foot.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.