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  • Op-Ed: Conversion shouldn’t be the only path to joining the Jewish people

    Steven M. Cohen and Rabbi Kerry Olitzky outline their vision for a cultural pathway to join the Jewish people that does not require religious commitments.


    NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (JTA) — It sounds like an everyday story: A beautiful young Jewish woman marries a rich and powerful non-Jewish man. She’s raised in an acculturated upper-class household, where the “religion” of power and influence is of greater importance than the religion of her ancestors. Synagogue attendance and Jewish education are not…