that's all well said except Rabbi Knopf ignores the requirement that a ger/convert accept the mitzvot. Not just a watered down version. If you want to be Jewish, welcome to the club. But the club has requirements. not just lip service. Let's start with observance of Shabbat, Kashrut, etc. Otherwise the conversions are a mockery of everything Judaism stands for. "VeAhavtem et HaGer" is a mitzva--so are Shabbat, Kashrut and a whole lot of mitzvot.
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from the article: 'Jews by Choice' are members of the tribe too