Posts Tagged ‘ conversion ’

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings “Fiddler”

July 30, 2015
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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings "Fiddler"

Sammy Davis, Jr., the singer, tap-dancer, and entertainer, converted to Judaism in 1961, at the age of 36. He was passionate about his adopted religion, and remained so his entire life. Nevertheless, he always had a sense of humor about his conversion, too. While hosting the Academy Awards in 1971,…

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The Book of Mormon…in Yiddish?

January 23, 2014
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You may associate the Book of Mormon with show-stopping musical numbers and lots of Tony awards, but before…

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The “Kosher Convert” Cooking Show

January 14, 2013
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The world of kosher cooking is an ever-expanding one, filled with textures and flavors far…

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The Rebbe’s Christian Son

November 6, 2012
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Members of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Hasidism love nothing more…

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Conversion from A to Z

April 24, 2012
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Converts to Judaism don’t always get the sweetest deal.…

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Third Time’s the Charm

January 18, 2012
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There’s a man at a comedy club wearing…

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Murder, Poisons, and Conversos

January 5, 2012
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Dr. Rodrigo López was born in Portugal in the 16th…

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A Holiday from the Black Plague

December 21, 2011
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In The Decameron, a group of 10 young people–three…

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The Convert’s Burden

December 2, 2011
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In the 1800s and early 1900s, many Jews…

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Choosing to Be Jewish

February 23, 2011
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Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his…

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