By Andrea Karshan
As a convert, I get really tired of some born Jews who scrutinize my conversion.
Is the conversion legit? Is the conversion really Orthodox? Is the beit din legit?
So now I have come up with the perfect response if someone asks me about the legitimacy of my conversion. “Think I am not Jewish. Well, maybe you aren’t either.”
So next time someone asks for my conversion papers so that I can come to their Yom Tov meal I will respond-
“Think I am not Jewish. Well, maybe you aren’t either! I want to see a DNA test that proves that you are Jewish. Your mother’s ketubah or your bris certificate isn’t enough. Maybe those rabbis/mohels who preformed them weren’t legit! I want your DNA test results. ONLY after that will I eat at your home. After all, you never know. You might not REALLY be Jewish!”
A stupid question deserves a stupid response. So next time that silliness is thrown at me, I will be sure to throw some silliness back.