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A Convert’s Bill of Rights Version 2

Reading Bethany Mandel’s article in The Times of Israel, I felt so badly for her. Her betrayal by Rabbi Barry Freundal, who presided over her conversion to Judaism, feels like the ultimate lie: the very clergy responsible for advancing the … Continue reading

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Teshuvah, and other people’s flowers.

When I was about four or five years old, there was a neighbor down the block┬áthat had a huge swath of yellow daffodils in her yard. I sashayed down there and picked them, almost all of them, armloads of them, … Continue reading

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I’m gonna love y’all.

A friend of mine, a committed Methodist, was telling me about her new preacher. The Methodists usually assign ordained ministers to their posts, and those ministers are pretty well educated: bachelors degree and seminary, at a minimum. So when my … Continue reading

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