And then every once in a while, there’s a happy conversion story, no?
Check out the latest Jerusalem Post article, Now I feel 100% Jewish, which explores the lives and conversions of IDF soldiers who are not halakhically Jewish. Most of the soldiers are originally from the former Soviet Union. And their conversions are part of a “Orthodox-recognized process” through the IDF’s Native program. The title of the article is a quote from one of the soldiers interviewed, Igor (now Yigal) Lermont, who will be going under the knife on his way to the mikvah.