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More on the winding roads converts take to Judaism…


In “From Jail to Judaism,” Barbara Bensoussan writes an in-depth profile on Jewish convert Louis Ferrante’s “Journey From the Mob to the Mesorah (Tradition).”

According to Ferrante’s website, he “served 8 1/2 years in various maximum security prisons after refusing to cooperate against former associates of the Gambino family. During his incarceration, he educated himself, becoming a writer.” He also converted to Judaism and wrote a book about his life, “Unlocked: A Journey from Prison to Proust”.

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One thought on “More on the winding roads converts take to Judaism…

  1. Rabanit-This makes no sense. We have Jews like my younger brother who live in NYC and don't know when Yom Kippur rolls around and the extremists would never question their Jewishness. Then we have sincere people who love Torah and want to join Klal Yisrael and our response is to make life difficult for them. I can assure you if they stopped by Steve Ray's “CatholicConvert.Com” his reaction would be very different.

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