If a non-Jew sincerely longs to keep and fulfill the Torah with all its commands and prohibitions (mitzvot) in the same way as a Jew would— if someone identifies himself more with his Jewish fellow man instead of non-Jewish fellow man—

What should he do?

Should he just accept his divine purpose in this world, stick to the Noahide laws? become a righteous convert? or do something else?

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    How is this a question? If a person sincerely wants to convert to Judaism, then go ahead and do it. The person that you describe is the definition of a righteous convert to Judaism. Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 1:29
  • @sabbahillel I agree, but I heard this story one doesn't has to do so, because his purpose in this world would differ. So I asked it anyways, so I could advice a friend of mine.
    – Levi
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 6:42
  • @Levi So that you could advise your friend? Have him talk to a Rabbi. Why isn’t this psak seeking?
    – DonielF
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 11:37
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As pointed out by @sabbahillel in the comments to the OP, if a non-Jew sincerely wants to convert to Judaism, he may do so.

A similar question has been asked here. "If G-d really wanted me to be a Jew (and observe mitzvot), why was I not born into a Jewish family?" Check out the answers there; you might find what you're looking for.

Kol tuv.

  • I don't think this really answers the question. He didn't ask if a non-Jew may convert to Judaism. He asked if a non-Jew should convert to Judaism. Your first paragraph does not address this. Your second paragraph is "link only" as it just points the reader to somewhere else to find the answer. If you do in fact think that the two questions are basically the same then you can flag/vote to close this question as a duplicate rather than posting an answer which just points to the other question.
    – Alex
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 4:12
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    @Alex I agree with the points you've brought up, in retrospect. I did not think this answer through very well, tbh. I appreciate the feedback. Someone pinged this answer a few days ago and had it come up to the top of the feed.
    – ezra
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 4:29

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