LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Whenever a hollywood chooses to convert to Judaism, headlines similar to this abound:
Written in in this manner, these headlines — together with articles that follow — perpetuate the theory that people, specially ladies, convert to Judaism to get hitched. This framing sets transformation regarding the level that is same, say, a prenup, or, in an even more cynical light, an ultimatum.
There are several social individuals who convert to Judaism for marriage — perhaps during the need of an in-law as well as a partner — but I’ve never ever came across a convert such as this. Continue reading »