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

    By Sue Fishkoff

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When David Levine stepped into the mikvah last year, he believed he was affirming what he already was, not converting to something new.

    "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...
  • An inadvertent gift

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Maya Nahor learned she wasn't Jewish from an Israeli bureaucrat.

    Three years later, as she tells the story, she still cries.

    She was 19 years old and had just arrived in Tel Aviv from Spain, having left her family behind for the first time. She was alone in a country that she'd...