The issue of motivation is central to Jewish law concerning conversion. In considering a candidate for conversion, the most significant factor of which a Bet Din must be assured is sincerity. This is more important even than knowledge of the religion.
What does this mean for those who are drawn to Judaism because they have fallen in love with a Jewish partner?
My article argues strongly that there is a profound difference between the catalyst for a person’s initial engagement with Judaism and what, with nurture and support, may emerge as the deep and genuine personal motivation to become a full member of the Jewish community.
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