How to Convert to Judaism: The Process Is Simple, the Observance More Demanding

Judaism has traditionally not encouraged conversion, but the process, which seems to go back to the Book of Ruth, is not difficult.

Judaism has traditionally not been a religion that seeks out converts. Although there is some evidence that conversion was practiced in the Land of Israel in late antiquity, or even that Jewish missionary activity did exist, it has long been common for rabbis to discourage those who show an interest in becoming Jewish.