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If a potential convert does not live near an Orthodox synagogue can exceptions be made to permit a non-Orthodox conversion?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

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Once the Torah establishes what is required for a conversion*, circumstances or conveniences don’t change that.

In other words, when adjustment is required, the law is not adjusted; rather the prospective convert has to adjust his location through a move or frequent travel.

This is true in all areas of Judaism. We need to adjust to the Torah; it doesn't adjust to us.


*See What is the conversion process? and Why should I choose an Orthodox conversion?

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Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.