Why I can’t stop calling myself Jewish

Beth Caplin – The lived experience doesn’t go away with conversion.

Sarahbeth Caplin


I knew my life would change after I became a Christian — but I was also surprised by how much remained the same.

I thought I was giving up Judaism…but Judaism, the religion, and being Jewish are two different things.

Somehow, I never stopped believing that Jewish spaces suddenly ceased to be my spaces. My family history and experiences were not wiped clean the moment my belief system changed.

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