The service was electrifying, conducted in Hebrew, with some readings in English and Spanish, and enthusiastic communal singing.
His journey to Yiddishkeit is one of family, faith and a desire to serve
1 in 6 contemporary Jews are new to Judaism. How are we supposed to welcome these converts? Rabbi Juan Mejia, a convert himself, provides a modern reading of the biblical story of Ruth to find some guidance.
Recently, über-quaint San Miguel de Allende— named a UNESCO World Heritage city in 2008– was picked as the #1 City in the World by Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine. But one overlooked jewel in this city is its Jewish community.
Jonah is a book of firsts. It is the first time in the Bible that an Israelite gets on a boat (Moses’ basket joyride notwithstanding). It is the first time that an Israelite prophet is sent on a good will mission to a foreign nation.