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Sep
12
asked What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
Sep
12
asked Is this really in the Talmud?
Sep
7
comment Does someone maternally Jewish, but without documented proof, need “giyur l'chumra”?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok , would one be issued with a 'certificate of Jewishness' if it is found that they are of matrilineal Jewish descent? How is that recognised? Also, what if along the line the ancestors deviated and practiced avodah zarah? I read that if a Jew decides to return to Judaism after idol worship, they have to immerse in mikveh, so is this required of someone who later discovers that they are of Jewish matrilineal descent?
Sep
1
asked May one say Oseh Shalom at any time?
Aug
28
accepted Non-Jews & Shul Access
Aug
28
comment Non-Jews & Shul Access
@user3142 Thank you for your reply and your encouragement.
Aug
27
comment Non-Jews & Shul Access
Thank you. The reason I posted this question is that despite my repeated calls and requests to visit a shul, they have not yet said I can visit. I don't know why. I really want to convert, I went into debt to move into walking distance of this shul and I'm not a secret 'Messianic'. I have since been attending services at a Reform shul because that beats staying at home, but I don't feel that I'm getting the full picture + there are too many 'Messianics' there.
Aug
22
revised Non-Jews & Shul Access
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Aug
21
revised Non-Jews & Shul Access
grammar
Aug
21
asked Non-Jews & Shul Access
Jun
29
comment Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
@msh210, yes I am asking if the person fits the definition of Zera Yisrael since their status as a Jewish person is in doubt but it is acknowledged that they have Jewish ancestors. Thank you
Jun
27
comment Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
@msh210 I tagged halacha because I thought matrilineal descent renders one "halachically Jewish" I apologise if this was offensive to you or if I am incorrect, and I have since removed the tag.
Jun
27
revised Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
added 1 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
26
asked Matrilineal descent & Zera Israel
Jun
14
comment Leaving work in time for Shabbat
Thanks so much for your informative response!
Jun
14
asked Leaving work in time for Shabbat
Jan
24
comment First trip to the synagogue! Tips and advice please!
I would very much like to attend an Orthodox synagogue but it seems almost unwelcoming or off limits for non-Jews. Most of what I have learned about Judaism has been from Orthodox sources, and I think it is important for me to experience it first hand before I begin my conversion with the beth din, but it seems unattainable in a way right now. My experience with the previous Rabbi has made me a bit afraid and weary to contact another shul for a visit. In the meantime, I will continue attending Shabbat services at the progressive synagogue.
Jan
24
comment First trip to the synagogue! Tips and advice please!
Unfortunately, I have not been able to visit an Orthodox synagogue. At the time I posted this question, I was in communcation with an the Rabbi of an Orthodox shul regarding my visit. He was too busy over the High Holy days, I waited, I filled in the necessary forms and gave them all the information they required but he did not get back to me - in fact he has ignored me and I do not know why! Perhaps he thinks I'm a 'Messianic' which I am not, or he is trying to discourage me because I want to convert, or he just doesn't like me. I've since been attending a Progressive synagogue regularly.
Jan
24
asked Are Shiurim (Classes) for Women common in Orthodox Synagogues?
Dec
9
accepted Unkosher sheitel's / wigs?