The decision to become Jewish dates back to the Book of Ruth, whose heroine made this same choice. We can put a modern twist on conversion by adding prayers, actions and blessings—adding our own voices to the ongoing story of the Jewish people.
She and I sat next to one another on a small wooden bench outside of the mikveh preparation room with a box of tissues and a cup of water between us. Our voices bounced off against the silent, tiled...
If you ask any convert to Judaism, they will likely tell you that as daunting as the conversion process can sometimes be, actually being a Jew can be harder that becoming one.