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Inhaltsangabe: Conversion to Judaism has become a critical question for contemporary Jewish thought. Many modern people regard religious identity as one cultural option among others, defined, adopted and shed at will like other consumer preferences. Such an outlook is in conflict with the traditional Jewish idea that absolute, irrevocable commitment to a religious community is achieved through public engagement in particular legally binding acts that constitute conversion, as set down by Jewish religious law and its institutions. Understanding conversion thus becomes essential to understanding Judaism. The entrance to Jewish existence partakes of, and corresponds to, the reality of Jewish life as the gateway foreshadows the home.
The articles in this volume are taken from discussions in the journal of Jewish thought Tradition, and focus on various aspects of the contemporary conversion crisis. Most take positions on contemporary halakhic problems. Some are concerned with the place of conversion within a broader Jewish theology. All contribute to a better understanding of this core institution of the traditional Jewish community.
Titel: The Conversion Crisis
Verlag: KTAV Publishing House
Zustand: As New
Buchbeschreibung KTAV Publishing House, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1602801614
Buchbeschreibung KTAV Publishing House, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1602801614