Berkowitz, Allan L. (ed.); Moskovitz, Patti (ed.). Embracing the
Covenant: Converts to Judaism Talk About Why & How. Jewish Lights Pub;
1996. Paperback: ISBN 1-879045-50-8.
Carmel, Abraham. So Strange My Path: A Spiritual Pilgrimage.
Bloch Pub Co; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-819700-40-1.
Cohen, J. Simcha. Intermarriage and Conversion: A Halakhic
Solution. Ktav Publishing House; 1987. Paperback. ISBN 0-881251-25-9. [A
proposed "solution" to these problems. A analysis looking for common ground
between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform conversions.]
Diamant, Anita. Choosing a Jewish Life : A Handbook for People
Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends. Schocken Books;
1998. Paperback: ISBN 0-805210-95-4.
Ellinson, David. Representative Orthodox Responsa on
Conversion and Intermarriage in the Contemporary Era Jewish Social
Studies #47 p.209 [A summary and analysis of several responsa of contemporary
poskim. See related references in the article.]
Epstein, Lawrence J. Conversion to Judaism: a Teaching
Guide. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education/261 West 35th
Street Floor 12A/New York NY 10001. 1993. [Pamphlet. Discusses conversion,
including a historical summary and descriptions of Orthodox, Conservative and
Reform views and procedures. Contains a bibliography, summaries of the lives of
some famous Jews-by-choice, and exercises to familiarize students with issues
Epstein, Lawrence J. Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook.
Jason Aronson; 1994, 1997. Paperback. ISBN 1-568211-28-7. [Discusses stories
about converts, the conversion process, how to overcome common problems
associated with conversion and includes introductory material on Jewish thought
Epstein, Lawrence J. Questions and Answers on Conversion to
Judaism. Jason Aronson; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-765759-96-9.
Fiorino, Anthony. "One Soul's Adventure: Spiritual Growth Through
Halacha" in Jewish Action. Orthodox Union (O-U). Vol 53 #2, winter
1992/93. [An account of a personal experience as a ger, and the spiritual
growth that resulted]
Homolka, Jacob; Jacob, Walter (ed); Seidel, Esther (ed). Not by
Birth Alone: Conversion to Judaism (Jewish Studies). Cassell Academic;
1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-304338-09-5.
Kukoff, Lydia. Choosing Judaism. Union of American Hebrew
Congregations; 1981. Paperback. ISBN 0-807401-50-1. [The story of one woman's
odyssey from Christianity to Judaism, which confronts the questions and
dilemmas of the new Jew.]
Lamm, Maurice. Becoming a Jew. Jonathan David Pub; 1991.
Hardcover. ISBN 0-824603-50-8. [Designed expressly for non-Jews who are
contemplating converting. Contains a section on the experiences of (halachic)
converts, in their own words, then an examination of the laws of conversion,
then an examination of after the conversion--dealing with Jews, with one's
family, holidays, etc. Finally, a section on basic Jewish practice and belief.
Lamm is a prominant Orthodox rabbi.]
Lamm, Norman. "Love of the Stranger," in The Good Society:
Jewish Ethics in Action. N. Lamm, ed. Viking Press, 1974. Out of Print.
ISBN 0-670346-53-5. [A series of excerts from the Rambam (t'shuvot and mishnah
torah) relating to Conversion with an introduction by Rabbi Lamm.]
Lester, Julius. Lovesong: Becoming a Jew. Bulfinch Pr; 1995.
Paperback. ISBN 1-559703-16-4.
Lubling, Aaron. "Conversion in Jewish Law" in Journal of
Halachah and Contemporary Society, #9. [A halachic analysis that points
to many of the relevent gemaras and dinim in the Shulchan Aruch and in
Mayer, Egon; Augar, Amy. Conversion Among the Intermarried:
Choosing to Become Jewish. American Jewish Committee; 1987. Paperback. ISBN
Myrowitz, Catherine Hall. Finding a Home for the Soul: Interviews
With Converts to Judaism. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN
Romanoff, Lena. Your People, My People -- Finding Acceptance
and Fulfillment as a Jew By Choice. Jewish Publication Society,
Philadelphia PA. 1990. Identity Plus; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 1-893382-00-1.
[Includes good coverage of the differences in conversion practices between the
three main branches of Judaism. Gives insights on how to make conversion work.
Schiffman, Lawrence H. Who Was a Jew: Rabbinic and Halakhic
Perspectives on the Jewish Christian Schism. Ktav Publishing House; 1985.
Hardcover. ISBN 0-881250-53-8. [A historical analysis of the Jewish-Christian
schism, attempting to determine the point at which Christianity was no longer
viewed by Judaism as a sect, but rather as a Gentile religion. See especially
chapter 3, which deals with conversion.]
Zakar, Susan M.; Kaufmann, David. Judaism Online: Confronting
Spirituality on the Internet. Jason Aronson; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN
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