I Didn’t Convert To Judaism To Be Comforted

I spoke the other day to a reporter about the conversion crisis in Israel.

I said that the religion I joined was exclusivist and elitist and that I expected it to challenge me. Judaism and Jewish community can be as annoying as hell. It’s not easy. Even if the new conversion standards affect me adversely, I’m not going to condemn them for that (I don’t support them either). The more religious you get in Judaism, the more exclusivist and elitist you get. That’s the nature of the beast. That’s the challenge I signed on for.

Complete video of my discussion with Joey Kurtzman on this week’s Torah portion Shoftim.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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