Tag Archives: converts to judaism

This Week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)

I discuss the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Rabbs Mondays at 7:00 pm PST on my cam and on YouTube. Facebook Fan Page. This week we study Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10). * Is the Jewish soul different from the non-Jewish soul? … Continue reading

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Advice To Potential Converts To Orthodox Judaism

I find myself talking a lot to people interested in converting to Orthodox Judaism. Here’s some advice: * There are five Orthodox Jewish law courts (Batei Din) in Los Angeles that do conversions — the RCC (the most rigorous and … Continue reading

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Rabbis, Converts & Jewish Law

I got into a discussion via email with Orthodox rabbi Yehuda Yonah Rubinstein who wanted me to remove from my website a claim that he was a convert to Judaism. I decided to publish our private email exchange after he … Continue reading

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Thousands Of Converts To Judaism In A Jam

Report: JERUSALEM — Raised without religion in Maryland, Shannon sought to make a new life for herself as a Jew in Israel. In a rigorous conversion process, she studied religious law for a year, took a Hebrew name and changed … Continue reading

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The Ways and Means Of Rabbi Abner Weiss

He’s a smart guy. He has two PhDs. He’s a good speaker. He’s affectionate. He can talk to the world. He was runner-up to be the Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth. Abner Weiss is not only a pulpit rabbi, … Continue reading

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