History Main / ConvertingForLove

6th Jun '17 3:32:44 PM Lawman592
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* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed and persecuted by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.

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* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that [[IHaveNoSon his or her family would consider him or her dead. dead.]] They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed and persecuted by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.
6th Jun '17 3:28:07 PM Lawman592
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* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is moJudauderstandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.

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* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is moJudauderstandable understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed and persecuted by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.
10th Mar '17 3:30:09 AM pyramidjerry333
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* On ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Matt converts to Jutheim after falling for Sarah, though their Pastor [=/=] Rabbi fathers initially objected to their union.

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* On ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Matt converts to Jutheim Judaism after falling for Sarah, though their Pastor [=/=] Rabbi fathers initially objected to their union.
5th Mar '17 5:33:00 PM tyrekecorrea
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* On ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Matt converts to Jutheim after falling for Sarah, though their Pastor [=/=] Rabbi fathers initially objected to their union.



* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is more understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.

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* In the non-recent past, when a Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is more understandable moJudauderstandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.
15th Jan '17 4:58:31 PM nombretomado
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* Babs Pewterschmidt, Lois's mother in ''FamilyGuy'' was originally Jewish, with her maiden name being [[CrossesTheLineTwice Hebrewberg Moneygrabber]], but Carter wanted her to convert when they got married so he could get into country clubs.

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* Babs Pewterschmidt, Lois's mother in ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was originally Jewish, with her maiden name being [[CrossesTheLineTwice Hebrewberg Moneygrabber]], but Carter wanted her to convert when they got married so he could get into country clubs.
7th Dec '16 5:09:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the opera ''MadameButterfly'', Butterfly secretly converts on the night before her wedding so she can worship the God of her husband-to-be. For this, she is disowned by all her relatives.

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* In the opera ''MadameButterfly'', ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', Butterfly secretly converts on the night before her wedding so she can worship the God of her husband-to-be. For this, she is disowned by all her relatives.



* Shown in flashback in ''UglyHill'', where its shown that Hastings was attempting to convert to catholicism to marry his first wife Hope, at her request due to her parents being staunchly catholic. Hastings himself is agnostic and completely uninterested in religion, considering it to be a waste of time. It becomes a moot point due to Hastings accidently destroying the local churches saint statues, and getting himself barred for life.

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* Shown in flashback in ''UglyHill'', ''Webcomic/UglyHill'', where its shown that Hastings was attempting to convert to catholicism to marry his first wife Hope, at her request due to her parents being staunchly catholic. Hastings himself is agnostic and completely uninterested in religion, considering it to be a waste of time. It becomes a moot point due to Hastings accidently destroying the local churches saint statues, and getting himself barred for life.
2nd Dec '16 8:28:04 PM dmcreif
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* A throwaway conversation in the ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' movie reveals that a minor character converted to Mormonism when he got married. And habitually violates their dietary rules due to a love of fast food.

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* A throwaway conversation in the ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' movie reveals has one of Jim Street's colleagues in the LAPD armory mention that a minor character he converted to Mormonism when he got married. And habitually violates their dietary rules on the job due to a love of fast food.
24th Nov '16 10:58:02 AM nombretomado
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* [[AustinPowers Jay Roach]] converted to Judaism when he married [[Music/TheBangles Susanna Hoffs]].

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* [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Jay Roach]] converted to Judaism when he married [[Music/TheBangles Susanna Hoffs]].
31st Aug '16 10:25:10 AM kazokuhouou
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* The then Princess Alix of Hesse would have to convert to the Russian Orthodox faith in order to marry the future emperor of Russia, Nicolas. She was understandably very reluctant to leave the Lutheran faith she grew up with, but her love for Nicolas convinced her to do so, taking the name Alexandra. Ironically, their religion was the ''only'' part of Russian culture Alexandra embraced wholeheartedly.
2nd Aug '16 7:42:58 PM KYCubbie
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* Bobby Jindal, the current Governor of Louisiana, converted to Catholicism in high school after falling in love with a Catholic girl. This is why he doesn't go by his real name (it's not Robert, but rather Piyush, a Hindu name that he wants nothing to do with). [[DidNotGetTheGirl He didn't wind up marrying her,]] but he remains a devout Catholic.
* MarilynMonroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller.

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* Bobby Jindal, the current Governor who served two terms as governor of Louisiana, Louisiana before being term-limited out in 2016, converted to Catholicism in high school after falling in love with a Catholic girl. This is why he doesn't go by his real name (it's not Robert, but rather Piyush, a Hindu name that he wants nothing to do with). [[DidNotGetTheGirl He didn't wind up marrying her,]] but he remains a devout Catholic.
* MarilynMonroe Creator/MarilynMonroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller.



* Speaking of this business, Omar Sharif (of ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' fame) was actually born to a Catholic family of Lebanese origin (his birth name is Michel Dimitri Shalhoub). He converted from Catholicism to Islam at least in part to marry the Muslim actress Faten Hamama; they later divorced, but Sharif decided that Islam suited him better anyways. In 2008, he appeared in an Egyptian film (''Hassan and Marcus'') where he plays a Muslim sheikh who has to pretend to be Christian for his own safety, leading to a bit of irony for people who know his actual life story.

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* Speaking of this business, Omar Sharif (of ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' fame) was actually born to a Catholic family of Lebanese origin (his birth name is Michel Dimitri Shalhoub). He converted from Catholicism to Islam at least in part to marry the Muslim actress Faten Hamama; they later divorced, but Sharif decided that Islam suited him better anyways.anyway. In 2008, he appeared in an Egyptian film (''Hassan and Marcus'') where he plays a Muslim sheikh who has to pretend to be Christian for his own safety, leading to a bit of irony for people who know his actual life story.
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