The Real Geirei Tzedek
To The Editor:
Further to "The Immigrant Conversion Industry" (Tammuz 25),
in order to save would-be proselytes from the ignominy of
"insincere converts, . . . when the War of Gog and Magog
comes, each of them will throw off the precepts and go on
their way" (Avodah Zora 3), is reason enough to adhere
to the Torah-true laws of conversion!
The lax conversion standards of today reminds one of the
awesome mesirus nefesh of that rare and remarkable
breed of "out-of-the-blue" heroic proselytes of previous
eras, who converted to Judaism by dint of intellectual
conviction and who underwent great tribulations and even
martyrdom for their new emunah.
They are the real Gerei Tzedek amongst whose portion
we pray in the 13th blessing of the Amidah for Hashem
to place us,
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