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Can I become Jewish just by saying “I am a Jew”? [duplicate]

I am interested in the faith of Judaism. I am curious about being “informally Jewish”. This is because I am interested in this religion because of its history and willingness to be open. I am not ...
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Do I have sufficient reason to investigate converting to Judaism? [duplicate]

About 18 months ago, I began contemplating earnestly investigating converting to Judaism, which three years of casual thinking and reading about god had engendered. I regard this interest in ...
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Jewish Conversion? [duplicate]

I am a man, 25 and I am Jewish. I have heard the calling of the one true and only God. I believe there is only one God and that the teachings of Judaism extend and assist in the life of Man in ways ...
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Recommendation of Books [duplicate]

What books a person pursuing a orthodox conversion normally must read during the entire process. I want to convert in bnei brak
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What is the best way to start the conversion (Orthodox) process? [duplicate]

Should I call a synagogue and make an appointment with the Rabbi and explain that I am interested in converting? Should I call multiple synagogues? Are there classes for people who are interested in ...
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First Steps to becoming Jewish [duplicate]

Growing up, my mom was Christian and my dad was Jewish. We celebrated both Christian and Jewish holidays. Religion was a very confusing and uncomfortable topic for me. I am now 36, a mother, and ...
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Conversion to Judaism (proper) [duplicate]

Well today is the first day of pass over and it has been a year since my conviction that the intellectual-spirtual-natural/theological tenants of Judaism merits validity and spiritual fulfillment in ...
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Are children adopted by Jews Jewish?

I was adopted around the time I was three months old by my parents who are both Jewish. I do not know what religion my biological mother was, in fact I have very little detail about her at all. I was ...
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Is there any benefit for a gentile to convert through one denomination versus another?

Despite being raised Conservative, it has been my impression that the only conversion that "counts" is an Orthodox one. I suspect this is the case for making aliyah, but under what other ...
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Can a gentile go to Synagogue on Shabbat and what is forbidden on Shabbat for a gentile?

Is a gentile allowed to participate in Shabbat prayers in a Synagogue (of course he/she will not count for a minyan) if they do so in order to gain knowledge of Jewish customs for the purpose of ...
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What is a Gentile to do? Ie. What would you do if you were not born Jewish? [closed]

Short form: I happen to not be one of the chosen ones. If you were in that situation what would you do or feel? What is a Gentile to do? Long form: I have been reading and studying a lot about ...
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What is the most successful way to do conversion for a Gentile girl in a relationship with a Jew?

Suppose the following situation, which commonly arises. A Jewish guy starts dating a non-Jewish girl, and they both fall in love. She respects his religion and wants to convert in order to be able to ...
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My Adult Conversion

I’m seriously interested in converting from Baptist to Judaism. I am aware of the local synagogues in my area, but I’m unsure on which to approach and any protocols. For example; should I go during ...
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Which city in English-speaking Canada has classes for Judaism converts?

Shalom! Which city in Canada has classes for Judaism converts who wish to learn more about the religion and the way of life? I have found a little information about the Jewish Outreach Institute and ...
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How should a modern non-Jew interpret commandments in the Torah that they perceive to command individual violence?

If a non-Jew is interested in Judaism, how should they approach commands in the Torah like Exodus 21:17, Exodus 31:14, Leviticus 20:13? Should these passages be seen not just as command not to do the ...
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How does one interested in converting to Orthodox Judaism connect with an Orthodox community and find a conversion Rabbi?

I know that one needs to be in an Orthodox community in order to be immersed in the culture, practice and devotion of Jewish life. How does one connect with such a community? Does one find a ...
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Would the orthodox Jewish community accept someone who wanted to convert?

Would the Orthodox Jewish community accept someone who wanted to convert to Judaism as one of their own and accept them as an equal?
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Where to convert? Please help [closed]

My name is Caleb and I am a former Celtic Pagan who wishes to convert to Orthodox Judaism. I want to convert more than anything. My soul yearns for it. I'm not content being a Noahide, and even though ...
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May an individual become jew? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible for a Gentile to convert to Judaism? I was wondering to know if a person from non Jewish parent can become a Jew? Will he/she be recognized by other Jews as a ...