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Jewish Convert to Islam
Lori Almost Live

Jewish Convert to Islam

Why couldn't she find what she was looking for in Judaism?

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Published: June 6, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 68

(63) Faiez, February 12, 2015 9:08 PM

I'm impressed

I am impressed by your sincere questions (appeals) and your honesty in asking pertinent questions that goes to the heart of the values that we hold dear.

My father (and I) are Muslim and when I was growing up in District six in Cape Town South Africa my Grandmother had many dealings with Jewish storekeepers who only had stores in Muslim Areas (after WW2) and they (Father and Grandmother) always said to me: "Deal with an honest Jew before you deal with an irreligious Muslim". I don't hear many Jews dealing with Muslims anymore and the words are still very clear to me. Like you I ask myself and my community: Where are the "sane/sober people" who dealt with each other openly, plainly, sincerely, and honestly?

Thank you for the sharing your thoughts
May God Bless you and Guide us all to the path that Leads to GOD.

(62) Anonymous, March 28, 2014 4:44 AM

Lori speaks about a very big problem

How comes that all the funding and aid for jewish education cannot fight against frivolity, superficiality and emptiness in not few jewish circles and kehilot?
Spirituality is loosing the war against materialism.
Parents: wake up, think, commit to jewish values, and act.
...
Unless we feel we can´t fight back.

Adler, January 15, 2015 5:30 AM

synagogue of Satan

disturbing that's how you describe it that's because how sad you are.

(61) william, June 19, 2013 4:22 AM

Question no answer?

Shalom
I believe this young girl was not shown any of this in Judaism.I myself have just found that my grt grt grt grandmother was a Jew.I have been trying for the last 5 yrs now to convert when I find out I have Jewish blood in me.Sadly the many email I sent out looking for advice or help have gone unanswered.Then questions come up and it seems there is the lack of any one to answer them or give advice or help?If more people are to convert then maybe some Jews should not come off so cold and uncaring.If all Jews seem to act this way or even respond this way then many people will be turned off from even thinking of being a Jew. I cannot run to any synagogue.The closet one is a 2 day drive away.Yet any request for help from Orthodox or Reformed or even Conservative Jews goes unanswered. Maybe so many restrictions and rules and regulations will only make the Jewish people less popular and smaller in numbers. I hope this does not offend anyone but I think maybe this young girl has also seen this and maybe we are just being blind to the truth.\i do not believe I will get a reply never have to other emails.Hope at least you read this with an open heart.Shalom
William

Maytal, October 31, 2013 11:38 PM

Advice reg conversion.

Shalom William,

I come from a Muslim family well from my fathers side and my mothers christian but i have hearly had any attachment to either sides. Judaism i strongly feel for and i have been through the process of conversion first,y by getting to know people in the jewish community, learning practices, going to spend shabbat at my rabbis house... It was just beautiful. I can understand how you must feel and how much you want to dig deep into your family roots and i must admit judaism is beautiful. I love the culture, hebrew and pretty much all of it. Give it time. Have you emailed or called your nearest shul( synogogue)? Just to inform you reform comversion arent really excepted in Israel as you'll have to go through orthodox conversions. From what i have heard some rabbis push you away but proving youre determined to convert and rabbi realising so he'll then send you to live with jewish family and you'll have to learn hebrew and obviously a case will be opened where you'll go to a jewish court and dayan judge will be present to approve of your conversion and a certificate is recieved.

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