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Jtube: Different Strokes: Conversion

Jtube: Different Strokes: Conversion

If you weren’t born Jewish do you think you would convert to Judaism?

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Published: December 29, 2012

If you weren’t born Jewish do you think you would you convert to Judaism?

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Visitor Comments: 12

(11) Rich B, December 27, 2013 7:47 PM

Yes... Kind of

I thought that I was born Jewish, but it turns out that my mother's conversion is halachically questionable. I have been given a great opportunity to get coaching to live a better Jewish life or to choose to live as Bnei Noach. It took very little time for me to decide to proceed down the road to conversion. Even for someone raised in a less observant background, living life as an observant Jew is a huge learning process and takes a lot of work. This is an entirely different lifestyle, but one which gives meaning to the most mundane things. For example, I just had an orange as a snack. For many, that's all it is, but for me, I am able to connect that snack to thousands of years of heritage with a simple blessing, and take a moment to consider how I was able to get that orange.
This is a lifestyle of kindness and gratitude and I am grateful to be able to experience it.

(10) Inbar Eden, January 7, 2013 7:27 PM

I converted - so definitely YES!

I was brought up in a Christian family, where I was taught that God created everything and expects us to live according to His rules, being good to other people and doing good. And I witnessed that members of my family did not just talk but also lived this way. I chose Judaism because as a non-Jew I had something good and found something so much better. Every day I learn about how much more spiritual wealth and joy Judaism offers, and I know I can never exhaust its potential. Thank God I dared to ask for conversion. Thank God I succeeded in the end. The depth of the connection to God Judaism makes possible is worth ANY price! For all Jews who wonder whether to truly commit to Judaism: take the plunge. No matter what happens, you can choose no greater good, and experience no greater blessing!

rachel, January 10, 2013 11:02 PM

wow

wow! wonderfull story. i am so happy u became jewish. it insprires me every time i hear about anoother person who found the light

(9) Simcha, January 3, 2013 8:16 AM

Error in the year!!!

This was from the year 1984 NOT 2004. On the screen it is written '04. It should been written '84.

(8) Donna Brocker, January 2, 2013 7:08 PM

as a convert - loved this :)

As someone on the conversion I loved this video :) It shows the lighter side of Judaism and all the emotions one goes through... loving Judaism as well as feeling the gravity of it...For sure when one starts like Arnold you have NO idea what you are getting yourself in for, but its good to be able to laugh about it..for sure Judaism is the greatest gift int he world... Great job on the video :)

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