Part I: A Tale of a Woman and a Robe
Part II: The Female Converts' Midrash
Part III: The Beit Din (Rabbinic Conversion Court)
A Tale of a Woman and a Robe provides a rare glimpse of a female convert’s immersion in a mikveh (Jewish ritual bath) as the final step for her conversion to become Jewish. We are not the only observers of this ritual; according to Jewish halacha (law), three male rabbis must witness this intimate, sacred moment to validate the conversion. Slowly, Nurit Jacobs Yinon confronts the paradox of Jewish law and its system of power.