Stop saying females convert to Judaism simply for wedding

Stop saying females convert to Judaism simply for wedding

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Whenever a hollywood chooses to transform to Judaism, headlines similar to this abound:

Written in that way, these headlines — while the articles that follow perpetuate the concept that folks, particularly females, convert to Judaism to get hitched. This framing sets conversion in the level that is same, say, a prenup, or, in an even more cynical light, an ultimatum.

You can find social individuals who convert to Judaism for marriage — perhaps during the need of an in-law and sometimes even a partner — but I’ve never ever came across a convert similar to this. Continue reading “Stop saying females convert to Judaism simply for wedding”