Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why does someone in a committed interfaith relationship choose to convert to Judaism?

As a rabbi working with hundreds of interfaith couples, I would have to say that there are as many reasons someone in an interfaith relationship would choose to convert as there are interfaith couples.  Some have been thinking about being … Continue reading

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Beyond the Huppah

Imagine it.  Ten couples sitting around a table, munching on Terra Chips, hummus and carrots, mixed nuts and Peanut M&M’s; some engaged to be married, some already married, in their late 20’s and older, gay and straight, Jewish-Jewish and interfaith, … Continue reading

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Me and Mikveh? Are you Mashugga?

The question is: how did a mikveh, a place that was alien to me most of life, become part of my life?  Like everyone’s personal story it can be long and complicated or it can be short and concise.  So … Continue reading

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Whole Presence, Holy Moments

I recently served on the beit din for the conversion to Judaism of a German man whose parents had been members of the Nazi party. During our conversation, I bore witness to an amazing story. He had married a Jewish … Continue reading

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