Posts Tagged ‘ conversion ’

Where Drug Lords Once Reigned, Colombian Jewish Converts Now Pray

May 3, 2016
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Where Drug Lords Once Reigned, Colombian Jewish Converts Now Pray

Bello, the Medellín, Colombia suburb largely known for drugs and gang violence, is an unlikely destination for Israeli backpackers, foreign rabbis, and Jewish tourists. But thanks to a former pastor named Juan Carlos Villegas, Bello is now home to a burgeoning, passionate community of Orthodox Jewish converts. As brought to…

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Marilyn Monroe’s Rabbi Marched in Selma With MLK, Jr.

January 24, 2016
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Marilyn Monroe's Rabbi Sent Fan Mail to MLK, Jr.

Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg was the beloved spiritual leader of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden,…

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When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Went Jewish

November 20, 2015
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When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Became Jewish

Is a star’s embrace of Jewishness the ultimate celebrity endorsement? (See: Miley Cyrus’s Star of…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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