Do Converts To Judaism Get It?

From my live cam chat:

Frank: sometimes i think the community needs someone like u
Frank: other times u pick on people that dont deserve picking onYourMoralLeader: i only pick on people who choose to be public figures
Frank: i hear u
YourMoralLeader: if you ever think i am inaccurate or unfair, i want to hear that
Frank: why are u tearing union a new asshole?
YourMoralLeader: I listen to everyone
YourMoralLeader: i am never rude
YourMoralLeader: I think i am fair to rabbi union
YourMoralLeader: i did full disclosure
Frank: i dont know anything about him
Frank: so i cant say either way

YourMoralLeader: he chose to take a leadership position, he deserves scrutiny
YourMoralLeader: I’m not speculating about the state of his marriage, i dont do that
Frank: also, no one outside of …. that seriously
Frank: so why do u hold so highly of him?
YourMoralLeader:  i’m not going to publicly trash him
YourMoralLeader: I’ve never said anything positive or negative about him
Frank: if u want legitimacy why hang out with the illigitimate
Frank: if he will take u in, then he is not legit
YourMoralLeader: lol
YourMoralLeader: i’m not arguing, i’m just smiling
Frank: i hear
YourMoralLeader: i am what I am, i’ve been pretty open, i write under my real name and i take the consequences of my actions
Frank: u are so close to getting it
Frank: u will never fully get "it" unless u were born into it
YourMoralLeader: if i am deserving, i will advance on my jewish journey, if not, not
Frank: baal teshuvas very rarely get it
Frank: converts never get it
YourMoralLeader: tell me more
Frank: only nathan levy got it
YourMoralLeader: have you had a lot of experience with them?
YourMoralLeader: lol
Frank: but he didnt really get it
Frank: he never converted
Frank: so didnt count
YourMoralLeader: how do converts not get it?
Frank: there is a certain understanding of the jewish hierarchy that u dont fully realize unless u are born and trained into it at a young age
Frank: even the really modern dont truely get it
Frank: it is difficult to explain
Frank: it is like a shoe, it needs to fit just right
Frank: sometimes they dont just fit right
YourMoralLeader: what about that tall rabbi at aish who’s a convert?
YourMoralLeader: yaakov deyo?
Frank: they feel fine and wont give u blisters, but u wouldnt feel comfortable walking a long distance in them
Frank: what about him?
Frank: no ffb would have thought of speed dating
YourMoralLeader: does he get it?
Frank: different mind set
Frank: there are exceptions to every rule
YourMoralLeader: do I have any factual allegations on my site that are blatantly wrong?
Frank: i dont him well enough to say yes or no
Frank: allegations – yes
Frank: things u claim are fact – what do u claim as fact?
Frank: everything is conjecture – it is a blog
Frank: if u r born into it like i was u know all these things already
Frank: i am not telling u anything earth shattering
Frank: every kid out of yula takes a test in this stuff 🙂
YourMoralLeader: do you consider those rabbi rue converts Jewish?
Frank: as far as i know the israeli rabbinate doesnt
Frank: i probably would have to ask a shaila to my rav
Frank: u know of the beis din list?
Frank: there was a list that the rabbinate put out of kosher gior beis dins
Frank: i would assume his was not on the list
Frank: this was about a year ago
Frank: if it is not good enough for a bs organization like the israeli rabbinate, it most likely wouldnt be good enough for me

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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