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Los Angeles Has A Predatory Rabbi Doing Orthodox Conversions To Judaism

Alarm bells should go off in your head if the rabbi in charge of your conversion to Orthodox Judaism asks you: * When do you menstruate (so he can get at you when you won’t contaminate him) * To meet … Continue reading

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The Ohel Sarah Imenu Conversion Program

Prof. Yitzhak Kerem forwards this: Dear Prof. Kerem, You asked me a few weeks ago, (November 6, 2011), to write more details on what happened at Ohel Sarah Imenu conversion program for women in Jerusalem. You wrote: Netty doesn’t understand … Continue reading

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A Convert Laments

I’m tired of all this Jewish lamenting over the latest conversion bill. I’m a convert to Orthodox Judaism and a well respected one at that! Like Jewish philosopher Jacob Stein, you’d be hard-pressed to find any Orthodox Jew who has … Continue reading

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The Return

Over the past 18 months, I spent less time in synagogue than at any point since I started going to shul regularly in the fall of 1993. Until September 14, I was going through my Orthodox conversion to Judaism and … Continue reading

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He Needed Rape, She Needed Conversion

Conversions to Judaism do not typically require rape of the would-be convert. I did not have this experience, for instance. Perhaps the holy rabbi was simply being scrupulous that the would-be convert did not wear pants (or panties). When he … Continue reading

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