5 Myths and Facts about the Darshan Yeshiva Online Conversion to Judaism Program

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I’ve decided to go old school by revamping the original PunkTorah vlog on YouTube. For my first video, I’d like to address the myths and facts about the Darshan Yeshiva online conversion to Judaism program. This video was taken while I was on my recent trip to Florida and was staying in a lavish extended […]

Seeing The Light: 20-Something’s Share Their Stories of Conversion

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For many women as you reach your 20’s you begin the process of creating the building blocks and choosing your path in life. Questions emerge and hopefully are answered – which career will you choose? Will you marry and have children? Where will you live? What is truly important to you? This may also be […]

Online Conversion To Judaism Program

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Our conversion program is designed to take six months, with the final conversion taking place with a bet din in Atlanta, Georgia including a cross section of rabbis (Reform and Post-Denominational) and the mikvah at a Conservative synagogue. Classes are self paced and self-taught, so you may take as little or as much time as […]

You Aren’t Jewish Enough (and A Story About Chopsticks)

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Note: this article is very “trigger-y”. Fair warning. A few months ago, I led a Shabbat service online at OneShul around the issue of legitimacy. I asked my fellow congregants, “what is the legitimate form of Judaism? Who is legitimately Jewish? And who is legitimate enough to make these kinds of judgement calls, and what does that […]

Cap or Keppel: Fear of a Jewish convert in a small town

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I practiced my Hebrew on Shabbat, as I waited with my yarmulke on the desk I was waiting for it to dry after I washed it carefully ready for synagogue next Friday. As I learned intensely my mum took the Keppel away and put it on the washing line, at that moment a sudden fear […]