--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > In a message dated 7/26/06 6:03:22 P.M. Central Daylight Time, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > > I'm wrong on this, BTW. Jews who deliberately and > openly convert to a different religion are *not* > considered Jewish by the Right of Return. > > > And who converts to Judaism except to marry a Jew? Probably > > very few. > > You'd be surprised, I think. I can't find statistics > at the moment, but I'll try to look for some later. > > I had always heard to be considered a Jew one's mother had to be > a Jew, not sure of the details on this because some people do > convert.
No, that's correct. Not sure what it has to do with who converts, though. > However, Judaism doesn't seek out converts. No, it doesn't, and conversion is typically a fairly rigorous process that one doesn't take lightly. Except perhaps in some of the more liberal Reform temples, they try to talk you out of it. You really have to *want* to convert before they'll take you on. The thing is that Judaism *appeals* to many people. The more I've learned about it, the more highly I respect it; I've seriously considered converting, and I may yet do so. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/