Relating to the convert

27.05.2012                      06.Siwan. 5772                    Schawuoth 1

Judentum:

Relating to the convert

Judaism as depicted in the Book of Ruth, which we read on Shavuot, truly welcomes those who desire to enter the fold.

Despite the conventional wisdom that Judaism attempts to “push away” converts, and despite the many horror stories about aspiring converts who were alienated, discouraged and even “turned off” by the roadblocks they experienced at the hands of a bureaucratic and insensitive Orthodox rabbinate, Judaism as depicted in the Book of Ruth, which we read on Shavuot, truly welcomes those who desire to enter the fold. It shows that Jews by choice are worthy of much praise….