Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Ruth Clarke
Community activist for revitalization of urban spaces

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What Else She Said

"I was raised as a fourth generation Unitarian... I can go back to the Revolution and the Mayflower."

"I married a Jewish man and eventually converted [to Judaism]. Converting for me was not the experience that converting from Catholicism or from Fundamentalist Christianity might be for another woman. For me, it was more of a re-affirmation of everything that I'd always been taught in terms of the basic mitzvot of Judaism. I was taught that religion is not meant to be a 'comfort.' Rather, religion is meant to be a 'challenge...' Ritualistic behavior was not my priority when I converted. What was fundamental to me is the way you conduct your life and what you do for other people, and what kind of difference you make."

How to Cite This Page
For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Ruth Clarke on FAMILY UPBRINGING." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

For a footnote: Jewish Women's Archive, "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Ruth Clarke on FAMILY UPBRINGING," <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.