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  • How the Jews by choice experience can make us all better Jews

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    August 31, 2016 | 10:47 am

    On a psychology test I took in seventh grade, we were asked to define a conversion disorder. Also called “functional neurological symptom disorder,” a conversion disorder is a condition in which a person’s psychological stress manifests as a physical problem.

    Of course, I...

  • How Jews by Choice do weddings

    December 14, 2015 | 11:20 am

    In every tribe and culture, a wedding is cause for a celebration. And all of those celebrations involve some degree of negotiation among the couple, their families, their cultures and their traditions to make the experience meaningful and powerful for everyone. 

    Rabbi Adam...

  • Obama's cousin-in-law Rabbi Capers Funnye battles to open the gates of Judaism [VIDEO]

    By Julie G Fax

    November 26, 2008 | 6:43 pm

    Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. is a kippah-wearing black rabbi who leads a multiethnic congregation in Chicago.

    But if you happen to run into him, don't let your curiosity come across the wrong way.

    Speaking last week in Los Angeles to an interdenominational group of rabbis who perform...

  • Jews by Choice bolster ties with first Israel mission

    By Rachel Heller

    October 10, 2008 | 12:32 am

    Misty Zollars knew she wanted to be Jewish ever since she was 13, when her best friend invited her to her first Passover seder.

    "I found the afikoman, and I knew I was going to be a Jew," said Zollars, now 28, of Sherman Oaks. "The warmth of the family tradition and the concept of...