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Unread 05-07-2016, 02:05 AM   #1
carter
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Dear Community,

My name is Carter and I just want to say I am fully, innerly convicted to convert to Judaism. Although it has been going on 8 months in contacting the rabbi here in Singapore with no luck/receptiveness, Judaism is still too beautiful to give up. Despite the discouragement and feeling discouraged, the emphasis of action to imbed in our character traits of compassion and righteousness to perfect the human relationship we have with our fellows is undeniably amazing. The guidelines of the faith that lead us in every aspect of our lives is what life truly should be. Every type of interaction with our fellows is completely laid out by the Torah. It is really an authentically exciting way of life.

I have looked up the Noachide laws, if youre wondering, but I can only follow these laws inwardly with my heart, mind, and soul. Although I can consciously not steal, murder, and not eat of a live animal, and although in these seven laws I can find G-d, without Halacha, the action, doing the mitzvahs, adhering to all the laws relating to charity, slander, revenge, deceit, work, wages, treatment of animals, justice, and doing the acts of kindness and justice, the inwardness loses its substance. As the book To Be a Jew puts it: By inwardness alone we do not come close to G-d. The purest intentions, the finest of devotion, the noblest spiritual aspirations are fatuous when not realized in action.

I want to fill my life up with action. I want to be an orthodox Jew.

With that being said, Im still confused by a few things. Any and all help is appreciated.

Does a Chabad house/center serve the same functions as a synagogue?

Will I only be considered a serious candidate for conversion if Im willing to move to an orthodox community?

Are Modern Orthodox conversions considered authentic?

Thanks for all your help

Sincerely,

Carter
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