If we want people who are Jewish from birth to engage more profoundly with their religion, we should look to converts—and Abraham Joshua Heschel—for answers
Reform rabbis see an increase in conversion—much of it coming from the LGBTQ+ community
On abandoning secular modernity
Why I converted to Judaism
A roundtable discussion with converts to Judaism about why they chose to become Jews, where they have and haven’t felt welcome, and what they think about everything from brisket to Zionism to wearing a Star of David
The very different lessons I learned from my mother and my mother-in-law
As we prepare to read Parshat Yitro, a convert to Judaism honors the advice and love of her father-in-law with a special recipe
I’m a writer. And I’ve converted to Judaism. But there may be more to it than that.
The truth is, there is no label that fits me except ‘Jew’
Understanding how to join the nation of Israel, then and now
Listen to five years of deeply moving personal stories, audio diaries, and reported segments about Jews by choice around the world
Eliyah Hawila fooled everyone, including his would-be bride and Brooklyn’s tightknit Syrian Jewish community, into believing he was a Jew. Now that the secret is out, the question is: Who is he, really?
Who’d have thought I’d convert in Montana?
There’s no greater source of wisdom
What I learned about conversion to Judaism when I took the oath of citizenship
Berlin’s Neue Synagogue draws an unusually diverse crowd—but that’s been true since it opened more than 150 years ago
A slideshow of iconic moments from the Jewish past pointing the way to a Jewish future
A montage of iconic moments from the Jewish past points the way to a Jewish future—one driven by a generation of new voices