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Converso children #CryptoJewry

Arnold Chamove
 

(1) If a woman is forced to convert from being Jewish [e.g., "converso" ] either (a) before or (b) after she has had children), can her children claim to be Jewish according to rabbinic interpretation?

(2) if a woman chooses to convert to Judaism either (a) before or (b) after she has children, can her children claim to be Jewish?

friedman@...
 

regarding question #2, if the woman converts prior to having children, the children willl automatically be Jewish.  If the woman converts after the children are born, the children also have to undergo a conversion... the type of process will depend on their ages.

in either event, a reliable rabbinic authority should be consulted