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Ruth: Convert or Interfaith Partner?

On Shavuot, we read the story of Moses and the Jewish people receiving the Torah. It is one of the most iconic, memorable moments in our people’s history. Moses and the newly freed Israelites reach the Sinai Desert in Exodus, chapter 19. They set up camp in front of Mount Sinai and ready themselves for what’s next: receiving God’s commandments and becoming a nation.

May we embrace those who choose to be part of the Jewish family whether they have converted or not. It is time that we truly embrace interfaith couples with the message that we love them for who they are and the contributions they make to our community. Ruth and Boaz are our model.