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Converting to Judaism

Drew Barrymore Considers Converting To Judaism

USA Today/Religion News Service | Maria Puente | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Drew Barrymore is telling the world that she and her Jewish husband plan to raise baby daughter Olive as Jewish, and the former child star may n...

Sharing The Light : A Jewel Of Elul By Yisrael Campbell

Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion

Editor's note: There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The ...

He's Just Not That Into Your God

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

It took only three words for my friend Karen to lose her breath, plunging into serious hyperventilation mode. "I don't know," said Jeff. "I don't think I can go through with the conversion."

Jewish Identity (Un)defined At Israeli Presidential Conference

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Last week's 2011 Israeli Presidential Conference was dubbed "Tomorrow," but I, and many other blogger-types, walked away unsure of tomorrow, let alone today.

Who's a Jew? Redefining Jewish Identity for the 21st Century

Paul Golin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Golin

The guidelines of "Who's a Jew?" must be expanded if the Jewish community -- particularly the American Jewish community -- is to remain relevant well into the 21st century.

One African-American Family's Journey to Judaism

Yvonne Durant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yvonne Durant

Seeing this handsome man of color as he blesses the wine in Hebrew makes me want to break rules and pull out a camera to film this other face of Judaism.