Sunday, October 25, 2009

The warning to a potential convert


"When someone comes to convert, we do not accept him immediately. Rather, we say to him: Why do you want to convert? Don't you see that this nation is low and tortured among all of the nations, that great illnesses and sufferings befall them, that they bury their children and grandchildren, that they are killed for observing circumcision and immersion and other mitzvot, and that they do not conduct themselves publicly as the other nations do?"

(Masechet Gerim 1:1)

Have a great day,

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