Jewish Law

Jewess who left her Religion

05.12.18

Question

Regarding a Jewess who left her religion and afterwards gave birth to children; what is her status and the status of her children in the event that she comes back to her Jewishness?
 
 

Answer

Peace and Blessings,

Her status as a Jewess remains the entire time, also during the time that she seemingly left the religion.  Whoever was born a Jew remains Jewish forever. It is implicit [in this] that her children [also,] are Jewish in regard to every matter.

Source: Kiddushin 68b.

When they do Tshuva after seemingly having left the religion, it is right to be tovel in a kosher mikvah. Some add to this cutting of the hair as well.

With Blessings for Success,

Menashe Yisrael
 
 

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