Category: Interesting gers

  • Interesting Gers: Jamaica Kincaid

    This weeks interesting ger is Jamaica Kincaid, African American novelist, big time gardener, and convert to Judaism. Kincaid who is probably most famous for her novels Lucy and Annie John hasn’t spoken much in public about her conversion. I read a number of pieces by Kincaid in college, but never once heard she was Jewish […]

  • Interesting Gers: Martha Nussbaum

    I am going to start a new Friday feature here on Nom De Ger. A short little profile on an interesting or inspiring convert to Judaism. First up, an intellectual hero of mine, Martha Nussbaum. Martha Nussbaum is one of the most important poltical philosophers working today. She teaches at the University of Chicago, has […]