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Michael: To me, being Jewish means being a member of a 4,000-year-old family, some of whom survived and thrived and who expect me to carry on some of the struggles. “We were immigrants in the land of Egypt” means we need to support immigrants, just like we support women and orphans. In the same way that a Christian went out of his way to support and save my family. Linda: When I converted, I was asked at my Beit Din, “What will be different?” I had already been living as a Jew, but I felt that from that moment on I was morally responsible for and to the Jewish people. The relationship between me and my community informs my relationship with God.   

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