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Conversion for those raised Jewish? Rabbis address unique obstacles for patrilineal converts

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/conversion_for_those_raised_jewish_rabbis_address_unique_obstacles_for

"I was raised Jewish, was always told I was Jewish," said the 35-year-old, who did not want his real name printed. "I went to Jewish camps, even had a bar mitzvah." But when Levine joined a Conservative congregation after his marriage, the rabbi told him that because his mother was not Jewish, he needed a legal conversion.

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