Finding the spiritual path that is just right for you can sometimes be a long and difficult journey. It is fraught with all kinds of traps and obstacles that at times may seem impossible to navigate.
But once you figure it out, things should go much more smoothly, right?
Well, if you believe that your calling is to convert to Orthodox Judaism, that may not be the case. You see, while Judaism is the world’s most ancient faith, it is also a people. Conversion to Judaism does not just involve changing your spiritual beliefs – which can be a herculean task in and of itself – it involves re-creating who you are. When you convert to Judaism you change your identity, your nationality, and how you are viewed by the rest of the world and G-d.
This is why conversion to Judaism is not easy. Because when you join the Jewish people, you add to our collective identity, our national merits and our spiritual transgressions as well.
But while the process of recreating yourself must, by design, be difficult, it should never be humiliating. And yet, some conversion programs are exactly that – they cause the candidate humiliation, stress, frustration and they go on and on, sometimes with no end in sight.
The Teshuvah conversion program believes that a conversion candidate should always be treated with respect and understanding. The process should be clear, with set parameters and a well-defined timeline.
Teshuvah is an independent online conversion program directed by Penina Taylor, a world-renown Jewish teacher and inspirational speaker under the auspices of Rav Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel.
The program is designed to enable candidates for conversion to Judaism the ability to study for conversion from the convenience of their home at a time that works for their schedule, and at a cost which is affordable.
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