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Jews by Choice, Not by Birth

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Jews by Choice, Not by Birth

Rifka and Shalom Chilungu share their story of their path to embracing Judaism, their inspiration and challenges, and what it's like to raise their children as a bi-racial couple.
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Anonymous Toronto, Canada June 29, 2021

Wow,
I am inspired.
May you both go on to inspire many more people.
I am blown Reply

Anita Barone SUMMERFIELD June 27, 2021

Shalom and Rifka are two gems individually and together. The self sacrifice
to let personal selfishness behind and instead observe Hahsem's ways, this may be one of their
main common quality, in my opinion. May Hashem continue to bless them and their children
and their descendants. Reply

Dhianna Florida June 24, 2021

This was a phenomenal presentation. It was thought provoking, intelligent and honest. So many of the things the Chilungu's have experienced, so have I. Thank you from another person who also chose Judaism. I have to be honest, it was really tough 40 years ago and acceptance was very slow. Fortunately, things are much better today. Reply