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I'm not part of Judaism; am I in the wrong religion?

Question: Hello. I've always been very interested in Judaism, but lately I'm starting to worry that I'm in the 'wrong' religion....

I seem to have Jewish ancestry, so could I be Jewish?

Question: Dear Rabbi, For as far back as I can trace, my family never identified as being Jewish. Recently I discovered that my last name is a name...

I am attracted to Jewish traditions and I want to convert. Can you help?

Question: Shalom Rabbi, I am sincerely interested in converting to Judaism. I have attended synagogues on many occasions, and am deeply touched by the...

Is there a source in the Torah for the concept of conversion?

In Numbers 15:15-16 the Torah says: "One rule applies to the congregation, for yourselves and for the proselyte who resides [with you]; one rule...

What does the Torah say about how to treat converts?

The convert is considered a full fledged Jew and standard Ahavat Yisrael, (love of a fellow Jew) in all its detailed glory, applies to him as well....

What is the conversion process?

Question: What is the actual conversion process, and why was I told it must only be done through an orthodox rabbinical court? Answer: Conversion to...

I am pursuing conversion to Judaism, but am overwhelmed by all the laws. Help!

It is well known that living a Torah life is no easy task. Not for anyone, and not ever. It is a challenging life, every day.What drives a Jew to live by...

I'm in love with a non-Jewish guy - is conversion an option?

Conversion is serious business. Ask yourself a serious question: Is the conversion being carried out from a true desire to become Jewish, independent of...

If adopted children convert do they need to convert again as adults?

Question: If my two adopted children (younger than bar/bat mitzvah age) are circumcised, go in the ocean (our mikvah) and agree to be Jewish as their...

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

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