Shake This And You’ll Go To Heaven

An Orthodox friend explains to me why he doesn’t trust converts or baalei teshuva (returnees to Judaism): "Someone shows up to Canfield Elementary School with a lulav and says, shake this and you’ll go to Heaven. Suddenly the kid comes home and he wants to be Orthodox. You have another sucker into the Jewish fold. That’s Judaism. You want to get them while they’re young. At the core, it’s irrational to convert to Judaism, unless you’re leading an empty life and you want to remake yourself because you hate how you are."

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