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What exactly does conversion change?

28.02.16

Question

We know that Judaism is the only religion which is also a nationality. That is, a person who was born Jewish, who has a Jewish mother and who underwent circumcision at the age of 8 days, is Jewish in his religion and also nationality. I have a friend who recently converted to Judaism. Her previous religion was Islam and her nationality was Arab. Does her conversion only change her religion or does it also change her nationality?

Answer

Anyone who performs a genuine conversion becomes part of the Jewish people and is obligated in the Jewish religion. His soul is connected to the root of all Jewish souls and he is a Jew who is obligated in all the commandments. He is a son of our Father Abraham, the father of all converts.

 

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