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CONVERSION TO JUDAISM, PERSONAL
the Covenant: Converts to Judaism Talk About Why
by Allan L. Berkowitz and Patti Moskovitz, Jewish
Personal accounts by twenty converts to Judaism,
this book shares many inspiring stories filled with
wisdom and contemplation.
in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery,
by Nan Fink. Basic Books, 1997.
One woman's personal experience of conversion to
Judaism, and the challenges she faced in finding
her place in the Jewish community.
Becoming a Jew,
by Julius Lester. Billfinch Press, 1995.
The personal story of an African American civil
rights activist as he underwent a Jewish spiritual
a Home for the Soul: Interviews With Converts to
by Catherine Hall Myrowitz. Jason Aronson, 1995.
Narratives of people who converted to Judaism, conducted
by a psychotherapist who converted to Judaism herself.
to Be a Jew: A Catholic Priest's Conversion to Judaism,
by John David Scalamonti. Ktav, 1992.
A priest recounts his growing disaffection from
Catholicism and his subsequent embrace of Orthodox
Judaism: Personal Narratives of Renewed Faith,
by Debra Gonsher Vinik. Jason Aronson, 1999.
Personal stories of people who have renewed their
Jewish faith: Some are Jews-by-choice; some are
Jews brought up in secular homes that became more
connected; some are people who tried other philosophies
like Zen; and some are people who became more connected
through their artwork.
to Judaism: Choosing to Be Chosen: Personal Stories,
by Rabbi Bernice K. Weiss. Simcha Press, 2000.
Personal stories of converts to Judaism from diverse
backgrounds and religions.