Ahuva Tsykin speaks about journey from Catholicism to Orthodox Judaism
By Alyson Kay
Rebbetzin Ahuva Tsykin, who grew up Catholic in Puerto Rico and converted to Orthodox Judaism, spoke about her experiences to about 100 people Sunday night. The event, hosted at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center, included a free taco dinner and a question and answer session.
Tsykin began by speaking about how she ...
Can a Jew be for Jesus? (Nov. 1997)
By Todd Rhoads, for the Mitzpeh
They approach campus students wearing a seemingly irreconcilable contradiction on their sweatshirts, smiling and politely handing out religious pamphlets. Often harassed, they don’t fight back, but turn the other cheek when insulted or berated.
Yes, the idea of Jews For Jesus may be confusing ...
Students react to Michele Bachmann’s conversion comments
By Faye Curran, for the Mitzpeh, @FayeCurran16
Michele Bachmann campaigned to be a presidential nominee in 2012. She has now come back into national news with a different focus.
The former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential hopeful took a trip to Israel three weeks ago to explore the origins of the Bible.
“We as a remnant want ...
Israel’s new conversion statute strikes controversy
By Maya Pottiger
Israel passed a law Nov. 2 that makes it easier for non-Jewish Israeli citizens to convert to Judaism.
The original statute only recognized conversions made by the Chief Rabbinate. This slowed the conversion process, and it caused some Israeli immigrants whose Jewish religion came into question after immigrating to ...