Yitz Jordan as photographed by Avital Aronowitz for my “Funny You Don’t Look Jewish” article in Presentense Magazine
An article of mine, related to a previous blog on the current events related to Orthodox conversion to Judaism was published in a local paper, The Jewish Planet:
So far, response to the editorial has been positive. My favorite response was from a convert-in-training who said that my article had been passed around her conversion class, in a show of solidarity, by another convert-in-training.
One poignant response to all the latest negative news surrounding Orthodox conversion came from a convert-in-training who feared becoming a Jewish convert if it meant that she would always be considered a second-class citizen.
And so now, one wonders if the new conversion standard in the Orthodox Judaism of some is that non-Jews convert even when the Jewish community may never accept them as true Jews?