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The big day

No, not the wedding but a different big day. Today was the day that my future son-in-law became Jewish. We all trooped down to the mikvah for his mid-afternoon conversion.

He met privately with the three rabbis who made up his bet-din/religious court. And then it was time for him to immerse in the mikvah. Soon, although it felt like a lifetime to me, he emerged, Jewish.Amazon.com Widgets


My daughter and her intended have eaten many Shabbat and holiday dinners with us over the years. When I realized that this relationship was a serious thing I began giving my daughter's beloved the same antique Russian silver cup to use for Kiddush week after week. A couple of years ago my daughter and I were setting the table for a holiday meal and I said: " When he converts, the cup is his."
Today, I polished up that cup and brought it with me to the mikvah.

There it is in the striped bag that he is holding as he reads the conversion certificate.

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