Technology: the Key to Reaching Millennials

I will be 28 years old this year. I am a millennial.Like most millennials, I have a smart phone. I also have a desktop and a netbook. I have a laptop my work has provisioned, too. I am never far from the technology that wires my life: internet for Facebook, Twitter, finding writing clients, and taking online classes. My phone for texting with my friends, answering work email, listening to music, or checking out LinkedIn Pulse or Twitter.I'm not sure if this is common to my generation, … [Read more...]

Community – What Online Conversion Lacks

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There seems to be a proliferation of "convert to Judaism" online websites lately. I'm not sure why this is, although it does seem fueled by demand. Judaism is attractive to a lot of people and the internet helps would-be converts find resources and Rabbis. It's a cool thing, really. That should say a lot about the power of Judaism to bring people to the faith without actually proselytizing.Here are just some sites where you can convert online, at least up to the Beit Din and Mikveh … [Read more...]

It’s Not Over Yet

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This is the second time I've attempted to write about the topic of Christian proselytization efforts toward the Jewish people. When I originally wrote this post, I was angry and annoyed and full of unnecessary snark. I really want to say, "Look! This isn't right!", but I was going about it the wrong way.So here I am, writing this post. Again. Except that today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this topic fits right in.I originally conceived of this post when the big … [Read more...]

How Long Does Conversion to Judaism Take?

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Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RoyLindmanDavidsStarAriAshkenaziSynagogue.jpg One question I get asked frequently is, "How long does it take to convert to Judaism?"Lately, the conversation has gone something like this: Them: You converted to Judaism, right?Me: Actually, I'm still in the process.Them: Really? How long does that take?Me: As long as it takes.Them: *blink*Me: Um...somewhere around a year or two. Or until I'm ready.... That … [Read more...]

Coming Out of the Faith Closet

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The process of accepting and sharing my intentions to convert to another faith mirrored my experiences in coming out as a bisexual woman. To “come out” is to allow your inner self to match your outer self. To make sure that others view you in the same light that you view yourself. It’s a proclamation that not only do I know who I am, but that I’ve accepted that version of me as valid and ideal for my soul.The Long Sense of Feeling UnsureMy journey toward just getting to the part where I a … [Read more...]


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