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When will I be a Jew in the creator’s eyes?
My father is Jewish but my mother is not. I am currently converting to Judaism in Israel under a program from the rabbinate. I study and take upon myself new mitzvoth regularly with the guidance of my Rabbi. However, I think that in the eyes of my co-worshipers in the synagogue that I am still just a goy. It makes me fear that Elokim also only looks upon me as a goy and won't consider my prayers or offer me His protection as He would a born jew. When will I become a Jew in Elokim's eyes and find grace in His eyes?
Chosen Nation: G-d Gave the Torah Only To Us; Isn’t That Discrimination? Part 6
G-d gives non-Jews the opportunity and divine assistance to know his Torah and convert if they wish
I’ve found the perfect partner. Why should I forego my personal happiness and not intermarry?
I've found the perfect partner. Why should I forego my personal happiness and not intermarry?
se puede salir con un musulmán que se convirtió?
Conocí a un chico que realmente me gustó y descubrí que era turco musulmán, que se había convertido. Hoy en día es judío, ¿podemos tener una relación de pareja, qué piensa realmente la religión sobre los conversos? Ellos son "clase B"? Este es un tema que me intriga mucho Respuesta
Seven Days of Mourning
My brother, who converted to Christianity, passed away. Do I need to sit shiva (seven days of mourning) for him? Can I say Kaddish for him (a prayer for the deceased)?
The Truth is Here
Emanuel Ben Abraham, who attended the Torah giants of our generation converted to Judaism
Is it permissible to go to the wedding of a Reform convert?
Is it permissible to go to the wedding of a Jewish husband with a bride that underwent a Reform conversion?
What was King Solomon’s sin?
Hello. In Kings I 11:8, it says: “And so he did for all of his alien wives who offered incense and slaughtered sacrifices to their deities.” Does it really say that? If so ... I've learned in the past that he also sinned, so did I learn wrong?
Histoires De Tsadikim : QUE REPONDAIT LE RAV KANIEVSKI AU CONVERTI QUI NE COMPRENAIT PAS LA GEMARA?
QUE REPONDAIT LE RAV KANIEVSKI AU CONVERTI QUI NE COMPRENAIT PAS LA GEMARA?
Gaddafi is my Cousin says Elderly Jewish Woman
“His grandmother was my mother’s sister who was forced to convert to Islam.”
Thrown Into Jail to Save a Soul
A Hasidic couple thrown into jail inspires warden to convert
I am planning to marry a convert to Judaism. She converted to Judaism in Israel under the auspices of the IDF. Is she really Jewish? Will our children be kosher Jews? She is also not Torah observant (the Sabbath first and foremost) and I don’t know if she ever will. She came to live in Israel because her father is Jewish and she wanted to serve in the IDF, so she they gave her a speedy conversion.
The marriage of a Jew with a convert
Hello rabbi. I met a girl 4 years ago and since then we're friends. We were both secular at the time, so there were no particular problems, but during the past 4 years I became more observant, while she remained secular. I am a Jew and she converted to Judaism during her military service (before we met each other) but only "on paper" — I understood from her that she did not want to feel different in the country where she was living and she didn’t want future problems with her children when she married, etc. Her father is Jewish, her mother is not. In terms of her character and her qualities, she is a wonderful person as the Torah commands and even more. When it comes to interpersonal relations, she can give lectures on the subject. She has many fine qualities which her life brought her to, and I even envy and admire them. But concerning her relationship with G-d — it does not exist, she has no fear of G-d and doesn’t even believe in Him — she says she is an "atheist". We have a good relationship — we understand each other and love each other and even care more about each other than ourselves in certain ways. Recently, her sister got engaged and questions began popping up such as living together, marriage, children, etc. I "examined" her in all sorts of ways in order to see if we can bridge the belief gap between us concerning kashrut, children, observing the Shabbat — basic things that could blow up our relationship in the future. She said she would honor me, but she also said: "My children will eat what they want", "I don’t agree that my husband keeps the Shabbat and would rather we go on a trip with the kids", "my children will choose for themselves their own way." I know her statements do not sound good, but she said it in turmoil, she really tries to respect me in the things I believe are right to do. This week I broke up with her after a discussion on the above issues which was held in good spirits and were not offensive in any way, because I felt that this is it, and I am doing the right thing. But for some reason, I am also "angry" with myself and keep asking myself questions like “Who am I to decide that she is not good enough for me?”, and “maybe she is the right one for me”, in addition to my longings and thoughts about her all the time. She was so good and pleasant to everyone, that it's eating me up to suddenly close the door on such a girl. I would be happy to get some advice. I tried to give the basic background of our relationship, of course there is much more to it like in any relationship, but the bottom line is that I'm not at peace with myself.
Watch: Policewoman Converts to Judaism, Bursts into Tears
Moving video: An Immigrant from Uzbekistan to Israel decides to convert to Judaism, after serving three years in the Israel Police. After reciting “G-d is One”, she bursts into tears.
Laws governing a Jewish father’s relationship with his non-Jewish daughter
Rabbi, thank G-d I became religious over a year ago and I belong to the national-religious community. I try to keep more commandments and laws from day to day and in the meantime, everything is going great and I feel closer to G-d more than ever. Unfortunately, in my secular past, I lived with a non-Jewish woman who was a rather religious Christian for several years and we had a daughter. Following a dispute, we parted, the girl stayed with her and I gradually became more interested in Judaism until I became religious. I found a Jewish woman and I married her, and G-d willing we will soon have children and establish a Jewish family. But because I am the father of a girl who is now 14 years old, I meet her often even though I know that according to Jewish law, she is not my daughter because she is not Jewish, and therefore I unfortunately have not yet fulfilled the commandment of procreation. I wanted to ask you, rabbi, my questions about the child: 1. When I meet with my daughter, she instinctively wants to give me a kiss and a hug, and I also hug and kiss her back. But recently a number of people remarked to me that this might be a problem and I may not be allowed to touch her because she is not Jewish. Is this the case? Do I have to restrain from touching her or am I allowed to hug and kiss her because I know in my soul that she is still my daughter? It will be very hard for me to refuse to embrace my daughter because I still feel that she is part of me and she really loves me and I love her very much and I do not think I can hold back from touching her. 2. My daughter sometimes brings me cookies that she bakes at home and I'm sure that the oven in their house is non-kosher even if the ingredients of cookies are kosher. There is also a problem of food cooked without Jewish supervision. I often avoid eating the cookies that she offers me, claiming I am not hungry, but sometimes she insists and begs me to taste them (she probably does not have the slightest idea of the laws of kashrut) and I find it hard to keep refusing her and unwillingly eat the cookies. In your opinion, what can I do? I am very afraid that she will be hurt if I tell her that I can not eat her cookies. 3. When we meet, my daughter is very interested about everything that occurred in my life in the past year since I started to become religious, and is quite astonished to see her father looking different with a beard, wearing a kippa, blessing over food, etc., And because she is not used to it, she often is worried that I may leave her and cut off contact with her, G-d forbid. What do you think is the best way to explain the spiritual process I have been going through? 4. All this makes me wonder what should be our general attitude towards the nations of the world? We know that man is beloved because he was created in G-d’s image and we have to respect every human being no matter who he is, but to what degree are we allowed to form friendships with non-Jews? 5. I'll take advantage of the fact that I am writing these other questions and ask you a question on a slightly different matter: My wife wears a head-covering since we got married, but now she says it's not comfortable for her and she wants to go with a wig. Could I hear what you think about wearing a wig and if it is forbidden, why is that? Thank you and have a good week.
Why do Jews from various parts of the world look different?
Why do Jews from various parts of the world look different, and how does this fit with the evidence you bring in your book The Revolution #2 that there is no evolutionary development in general, including the color of skin, the color of the eyes, etc. Was it because of intermarriage or assimilation?
Are not all men equal? Does not the Chosen People idea contradict this? Why if the Torah is supposed to be a moral code, was it only given to the Jews? Don't we want all people to be good?
Want to become Jewish
I am a non-Jew, I want to be a Jew
If a gentile converts and becomes a Jew, which tribe is he affiliated with?
Conversion to another Religion
A question that came up in our Jewish community of Paris: a Jewish woman converted to another religion and then she subsequently bore children. What is her status and the status of her children as she has returned to her Jewish roots?