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Q: Halachically, must a Jewish convert sever ties with his non-jewish family?

 TessaIt has been said that a convert must avoid aspects, or relics of their non-Jewish life, from before conversion. I have heard some rabbis say, all ties to genetic family are severed with conversion. The relationship with the old family must end. Is this true for all of Orthodoxy?

 
 
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Q: Offering one’s back / cheek to smiters

Tom WShalom. The following article from Chabad.org claims that one should ‘offer one’s back / cheek’ to no one but Hashem: https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1791975/jewish/Is-Turning-the-Other-Cheek-a-Jewish-Value.htm This does seem to me to be a fair reading of Eicha 3:30, but it does no...

 

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