Rita - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
My husband is not Jewish, but he believes in God. He says that his beliefs are most closely related to Judaism and since we are raising our kids Jewish, he wants to convert so that they have no confusion and no one can question their identity (including his hyper-christian overbearing family)...
... except, I have explained to him that it can't be a decision made JUST for his kids.. it has to be personal, for himself. He has to feel fulfillment from it. We started the conversation with a rabbi, but I think he struggled to confidently say "yes, I am ready to convert." He just listed the reasons why he thinks it's a good idea...
How do I help him find out if this is really what he wants and to make this transition? Does anyone know what conversion involves? Any other thoughts would also be appreciated.