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  • Don’t build walls to keep out non-Jews

    By Gary Tobin

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    A study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that Americans are switching religions more than ever. As many as one of every two adults does not practice the religion in which they were born or raised.

    Evangelical and nondenominational Protestantism are the winners....

  • So, You Want to Convert…

    By Amy Klein

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The pluralistic Sandra Caplan Bet Din provides answers to frequently asked questions:

    I'm interested in converting to Judaism. What is the process?

    • Study. Attend an introduction to Judaism course and/or learn with your (sponsoring) rabbi.

    • Connect with a rabbi who is willing to...

  • Court Seeks to Ease Way for Conversions

    By Amy Klein

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Susanne Shier first heard about the mikvah, the ritual immersion bath that's part of the conversion process, she was a bit leery.

    "I got nervous about it," she told The Journal before her immersion in March.

    But she relaxed when she toured the blue-tiled, vanilla-scented warm...