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Rabbi Chaim Coffman
Rabbi Coffman has helped people from all across the spectrum to prepare themselves properly for Orthodox Conversion to Judaism. His students admire his vast knowledge and appreciate his warm, personal attention and endearing sense of humor.
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Welcome to Rabbi Chaim Coffman's Blog!

I would like to thank you for visiting my blog, Beyond Orthodox Conversion to Judaism.

The conversion process can be a lengthy and daunting one to say the least and I want you to know that I am here to help you through it.

I have been teaching newcomers to Judaism for over a decade and over the last few years I have seen that conversion candidates really lack the support and knowledge they need to navigate the conversion process and successfully integrate into the Orthodox Jewish community.

I created my mentorship program in order to help make this whole experience as smooth and as painless as possible! (Can't do much about the growing pains, though ;)

Feel free to get to know me a little through the posts on my blog and visit the mentorship and syllabus page if you are interested in possible joining us.

I sincerely wish you all the best in your search for truth and spiritual growth.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Chaim Coffman

My Rebbe, Rav Moshe Sternbuch

In case you were wondering why I have all of these articles written by Rav Moshe Sternbuch, he is my Rebbe, and one of the gedolei hador (greatest Rabbis of our generation).

Rav Sternbuch fully endorses me and supports my mentorship program.

He is the address for all of my halachic or hashkafic (practical and philosophical) questions that I or my students may have.

The articles are based on his weekly talks on the Torah portion that the Rav gives in Jerusalem in his kollel. As a member of the kollel I get first dibbs on the photocopies and I type them up for my blog so you can all benefit from the Rav's erudition and insight.
Thursday, April 28, 2011

An Audience with the King

You have just received an invitation to an audience with the king in his royal court. At first you are shocked and flattered that you should be chosen for such an honor. But then you reassure yourself, you try to put in there place any feelings of pride, and you turn to the more practical questions at hand: What does one do in such an audience? How does one act? What does one say? When does one say it? What does one wear? The questions seem endless.

The time finally comes. You have learned all the proper protocol for the royal court, your clothes are fitted to perfection, your transportation is finer than a stretch Lexus limousine, your topics of conversation are honed to perfection...you enter the king's chamber.

...and it is time to daven to Hashem. You were invited in this private audience. You are invited every day. In fact, you are required to attend this audience. Now is your chance to hone your topics f conversation, to prepare yourself in every way for this shocking, flattering invitation you have received: an audience with the Creator of the World.