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  • The Real Reason to Seek Converts

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    June 11, 2014 | 1:30 am

    I was, briefly, quite pleased when I saw that Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had written a blog post in the Jewish Journal called, “Jews should seek converts.” I say “briefly” because I was quite disappointed when I read his reasoning.

    Sadly, his reasons for seeking converts to Judaism...

  • Conversion: George Guzman

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    April 2, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    George Guzman, 45, grew up in a Catholic home in Corona, Calif., and though he served as an altar boy at his local church, he never felt connected with the religion. In 1995, he turned his back on Catholicism forever.

    It happened when Guzman, who now lives in Long Beach and works...

  • Conversion: An Irish Catholic comes ‘home’ to Judaism

    March 21, 2013 | 4:42 am

    Growing up Catholic in Ireland can be intense, and it may be one reason why Philomena Wallace decided to become a Jew.

    “There were too many questions and no answers when I was Irish Catholic,” said Wallace, who grew up in the small village of Wexford. “It was a very strict...

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