Does an Apostate Require Conversion Upon Return?

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Is it really true that you can't convert out of Judaism? Are converts really full equals to native-born Jews under Jewish law? In an age when Jewish peoplehood is being promoted, questioned and reevaluated, we will explore rabbinic sources that navigate the tension between Jewishness as a familial, ethnic identity, and Judaism as a set of religious practices.