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Conversion

Dear Jew in the City- I’ve been wondering why matrilineal descent is how people are considered to be born Jewish. Do you have an explanation for it? Sincerely, Cameron Dear Cameron- Thanks for your question. Overly simplified, matrilineal descent means that “religion follows the mother.” A lot of people mistakenly […]
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Nissim Black, the Orthodox Jewish rapper who has made a new life for himself and found new musical inspiration in Israel was interviewed by Sheinelle Jones on The Today Show this week. Raised in a non-Jewish household, Black started rapping as a teen and eventually found Orthodox Judaism as not […]
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While mikvahs are used by Jewish women all the time for the observance of Family Purity, they are also the special place where a non-Jew can complete their conversions, as Rus did in the megillah we read every Shavuos. Communities all over the world have built their mikvahs even before […]
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My conversion story started out like many others. Non-Jewish starts dating Jewish boy. While the Jewish boy wants to date the non-Jewish girl, he can’t imagine marrying a non-Jew. Non-Jewish girl is hurt, stunned, and doesn’t know what to do. She’s a secular atheist with English and German blood who […]
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My conversion story started out like many others. Non-Jewish starts dating Jewish boy. While the Jewish boy wants to date the non-Jewish girl, he can’t imagine marrying a non-Jew. Non-Jewish girl is hurt, stunned, and doesn’t know what to do. She’s a secular atheist with English and German blood who […]
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After Adjustments for Muslim Runners, Olympics Says No Way to Help Jewish Marathoner It appears the IOC is now taking the position that an athlete’s deeply held religious beliefs and practices can never be taken into account in scheduling Olympic events. The IOC’s broad rejection of any consideration of an […]
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Karlie Kloss: “Only Now Do I Have The Confidence To Stand Tall & Know The Power Of My Voice” Shabbat, the day of rest that requires completely disconnecting from the digital world from sunset each Friday until nightfall on Saturday, has been a ritual Kloss has specifically embraced. “I think […]
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Daniel Hazan is the youngest sports agent to ever sign a player into the NBA, and he’s done it while being an Orthodox Jew. As seen in our video about former Knicks player, Chris Smith, Hazan’s religious life has nothing but a positive impact on the people around him. The […]
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On the surface, the game of football and the Jewish religion have nothing to do with each other, but to former NFL running back and Orthodox Jew, Yosef Murray, one could not exist without the other. Having converted to Judaism, Yosef is now making an impact off the field, but […]
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On the surface, the game of football and the Jewish religion have nothing to do with each other, but to former NFL running back and Orthodox Jew, Yosef Murray, one could not exist without the other. Having converted to Judaism, Yosef is now making an impact off the field, but […]
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