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How long is the conversion process for Judaism?
The period of study varies greatly. In general, the range is from six months to a year, although there are variations. Many Gentiles preparing to marry someone Jewish go through this process early so as to get married in a Jewish ceremony.
How do I start converting to Judaism?
How to convert
- discuss possible conversion with a rabbi.
- study Jewish beliefs, history, rituals and practices.
- learn some Hebrew.
- get involved with Jewish community life.
- believe in G-d and the divinity of the Torah.
- agree to observe all 613 mitzvot (commandments) of the Torah.
- agree to live a fully Jewish life.
What does it take to convert a Jew to Judaism?
For traditional Jews, a convert must assent to kabbalat ol ha-mitzvot, acceptance of the yoke of the commandments, that is, a willingness to accept the validity and often to commit to the performance of the Jewish commandments. Liberal rabbis usually ask only for a commitment to perform selected commandments.
What is the Jewish community like in China?
Jews and Judaism in China are predominantly composed of Sephardi Jews and their descendants. Other Jewish ethnic divisions are also represented, including Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews and a number of converts. The Jewish Chinese community manifests a wide range of Jewish cultural traditions,…
What is the history of the Jews in China?
History of the Jews in China. China’s Jewish communities have been ethnically diverse ranging from the Jews of Kaifeng and other places during the history of Imperial China, who, it is reported, came to be more or less totally assimilated into the majority Han Chinese populace due to widespread intermarriage.
Are there any Chinese Jews still practicing their religion?
By the time of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, only a few Chinese Jews were known to have maintained the practice of their religion and culture though the Kaifeng synagogue survived for around seven centuries until 1860.