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Sep
16
comment Can a person convert if they are living with a non-Jewish person?
Hope the Beth Din will be understanding! With regards to bisul olam, we cook separate meals with her being a vegetarian so we don't really share meals together. I've considered the extra appliances but that's costly too... Worst case scenario, I'll have to wait until she is in a position to move out.
Sep
16
comment Can a person convert if they are living with a non-Jewish person?
thanks for the good wishes! :)
Sep
16
comment Can a person convert if they are living with a non-Jewish person?
I don't think I have a choice but to kasher appliances every time. I can't kick her out, she has nowhere to go.
Sep
16
comment Can a person convert if they are living with a non-Jewish person?
Yes, I live within walking distance of the shul and there is an eruv. I don't have a TV (still getting settled after moving) & we don't usually turn the stereo on. I only have one sink so it's already complicated. Perhaps I can try the separate basins thing? This is a relative who needs a place to stay, and I can't kick her out. I really want to convert and increase my observances but I don't want to impose on her either. She does her laundry & cooks on Shabbos but I can't make her shomer shabbat just because I am. I've sacrificed a lot for her - just want to do something for me for a change.
Sep
16
asked Can a person convert if they are living with a non-Jewish person?
Sep
15
accepted Is everything in the Talmud considered Jewish Law?
Sep
15
asked Is everything in the Talmud considered Jewish Law?
Sep
14
comment Do women also wear white on Yom Kippur?
Ok - the women at my Chabad shul and the other orthodox shuls wore white as well. Yom Kippur publication at Chabad shul encouraged everyone to wear white and men to wear a kittel...
Sep
13
accepted Is this really in the Talmud?
Sep
13
accepted What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
Sep
13
asked Do women also wear white on Yom Kippur?
Sep
13
comment What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
@JeffreyLevine thanks for the good wishes, and Shanah Tovah to you as well! I will ask the Rabbi about Yizkor.
Sep
12
revised Is this really in the Talmud?
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Sep
12
comment What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
I doubt that will be an issue. It's a Chabad shul and I've yet to see a woman opening the ark. Furthermore, Rabbi knows that I'm converting.
Sep
12
revised What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
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Sep
12
comment What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
both, confusing sorry. I will be fasting and I have not yet been assigned a personal Rabbi. I've been attending services at a Chabad shul and I know the Rabbi doesn't do conversions so I don't want impose on him by asking him...
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?