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Converts and Conversion to Judaism (Gerim VeGerot)

Josef G. Lifland

Converts and Conversion to Judaism (Gerim VeGerot)

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Gefen Publishing House, Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judaism - General,
  • Judaism,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Religion

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9168070M
    ISBN 109652292346
    ISBN 109789652292346


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Converts and Conversion to Judaism (Gerim VeGerot) by Josef G. Lifland Download PDF EPUB FB2

If you are considering converting to Judaism, I highly recommend you reading this or the following recommended book in order to understand the consequences and responsibilities of a conversion to Judaism.

Jewish converts often find the steps to Judaism foreign, complex, and mysterious. Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook - Kindle edition by Epstein, Lawrence J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook/5(16).

This book manages to be profoundly moving and hugely informative, instantly enlightening and thought-provoking yet wholly clear and accessible to even so unschooled a born-Gentile as myself. My only regret is that I didn't read "Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook" sooner/5(16).

Conversion to Judaism means accepting the Jewish faith and becoming part of the Jewish people. Judaism welcomes sincere converts. In fact, Abraham and Sarah, the founders of the Jewish people, were not born Jewish. Throughout the ages, untold numbers Author: Lawrence J. Epstein. Epstein is a former Professor of English and is the author of such books as Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook, Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today, and The Haunted Smile.

Recommended Reading List of Prospective Converts under the Auspices of the Network of Regional Batei Din for Conversion in Association with the Rabbinical Council of America and the Beth Din of America.

Entries preceded by an asterisk are very strongly recommended. I researched conversion and interviewed hundreds of converts for my book Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook (Jason Aronson Inc., ). In their own way, all these people have fascinating stories to tell.

Trump was 'baffled' by Ivanka's conversion to Judaism, book claims 'Kushner, Inc.' asserts that the Kushner family tried to break up Jared and Ivanka, and refused to. Converting Infants and Children to Judaism: A Guide For Parents.

Conversion to Judaism: Some Real Stories. Why the Jewish People Should Welcome Converts. Articles about jewish conversion. An Open Letter to Jews By Choice. The Movements in Judaism. A Guide For the Conversion to Judaism Activist. How to Organize a Congregational Keruv (Outreach.

From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history. The book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and shares the first conversion stories. The book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and shares the first conversion stories of the people who helped the early Jewish faith grow.

Subsequent chapters trace the trajectory of Judaism through the ages while highlighting the stories of converts—both well-known and lesser-known—and how they shaped the : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

In the end, the rabbis were impressed by her passion and knowledge of Judaism, and set her conversion date for the following month — a much quicker process than most converts enjoy.

Part 2: Author: Michelle Honig. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Other Titles: Gerim ṿe-gerut. Converts and conversion to Judaism. The Basics of Conversion to Judaism Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. Conversion, in Judaism, is about becoming a Jew and joining the Jewish people.

The person who converts takes on the obligation to perform God's commandments (mitzvot)--whatever that means to the community she wants to File Size: KB. What the Talmud says about converts.

In an extract from Norman Solomon’s new Penguin Classics edition of The Talmud, the rabbis discuss some of the requirements for conversion. The current policies of the Orthodox rabbinic/beth din establishment are causing anguish to thousands of would-be converts and their families; are turning would-be converts away from Orthodoxy; are preventing an untold number of Jewish children from being born, due to drawn out conversion procedures for women in their 30s and early 40s; are de.

Schoeman, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, and best-selling author of Salvation Is From The Jews, once again shows the clear links between Judaism and Catholicism in these inspiring stories of sixteen Jews who became “fulfilled Jews”, as Schoeman says, through their spiritual journeys to the Catholic Church.

Using the rich image in Psalm thousands of conversions, saying converts were not observant enough and had to re-convert under charedi auspices. -Unprecedented in Jewish history: Normally what happens after a conversion cannot invalidate the conversion.

Solutions now being negotiated. Definition-Convert (ger, gioret): Gentile who chooses to become Jewish. Get this from a library.

Converts to Judaism: stories from biblical times to today. [Lawrence J Epstein] -- "From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history.

The book introduces. Let us talk about conversion to Judaism. No one should do it. If you converted to Judaism, you were led astray by a well-meaning, but unlearned Jew, probably a rabbi. The truth is that when someone converts, he or she becomes grafted onto Kehillat Yisrael, the Congregation of Israel, which has one body and one soul, and a covenant with G-d.

Benedictine monk converts to Judaism - Conversion to Judaism - Duration: KiruvMe views. How do Christians reconcile striking errors in the New Testament. The book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and shares the first conversion stories of the people who helped the early Jewish faith grow.

Subsequent chapters trace the trajectory of Judaism From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the stories of people who have converted to /5(11).

Ordinarily with Reform Judaism, conversion candidates attend a four-month Introduction to Judaism class and/or follow a reading list required by their rabbi–in addition to a year (more or less) of regular attendance at worship services, participation in congregational life, adoption of Jewish ritual and holiday observance, and regular.

Are you curious about Judaism. Are you thinking of choosing Judaism. Here are some excellent resources to explore on your journey. Books. Living a Jewish Life by Anita Diamant: This book opens the door to Jewish tradition and offers a modern look at creating a Jewish home, and the cycle of the Jewish year, life cycle celebrations and more.; Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve.

((Talmud Sanhedrin b, Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot M'lakhim )) Judaism does not promote conversion to Judaism but does, on the other hand, believe that the Jewish people have a duty to provide information to those interested in fulfilling the Noahide Laws.

Some Jewish groups, in fact, have been particularly active in promoting the Seven Laws. Religious conversion is the adoption of a set of beliefs identified with one particular religious denomination to the exclusion of others.

Thus "religious conversion" would describe the abandoning of adherence to one denomination and affiliating with another. This might be from one to another denomination within the same religion, for example, from Baptist to Catholic Christianity or from.

The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism: The Unique Perspective of the Bavli on Conversion and the Construction of Jewish Identity. Leiden; Boston: Brill, The debate over the acceptance of converts is not simply a contemporary phenomenon, argues Lavee.

The Babylonian Talmud, Lavee shows, has dueling depictions of converts. By Nadav, a Conservative male, converted with Rabbi Bloom of Temple Beth Abraham My journey towards Judaism began around my early teenage years if not somewhat earlier.

There was something about Judaism that attracted me but I just could not know what it was, it came and went as I got older but didn’t pay attention too much at the beginning. Converts to Judaism | From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history.

The book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and shares the first conversion stories of the people who helped the early Jewish faith grow. The book includes not only the story of Warder Cresson, who was put on trial for insanity after converting to Judaism, but also famous celebrities who became Jewish such as Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Written by a noted expert on the conversion process, Converts to Judaism serves as a unique resource to people considering the. Conversion to Judaism (Giyur) is a process in which a person changes his current religion to Judaism.

It's a formal act undertaken by a non-Jewish person who wishes to be recognized as a full member of a Jewish community by a religious act and usually an expression of association with the Jewish people and, sometimes, the Land of Israel.

Because of my curiosity I have been reading an "Introduction to Judaism" book and have been watching many Jewish films. I have read many articles, I feel driven to learn more about the Torah and to learn Hebrew. If I have some Jewish Ancestry and I love Judaism and its Author: Tzvi Freeman.

A book on the Jewish laws is also presented to be good for new converts or people thinking of converting to Judaism. The book that King David wrote is.

In today’s world having Jewish ancestry does not making conversion to Judaism any easier. There used to be a divide on this issue. Jews from European countries (called Ashkenazim) started a custom where they would dissuade potential converts from.

One of the most famous Biblical converts was Ruth, the great-grandmother of King David, whose story and conversion is recorded in one of the twenty-four books of the Bible, the Book of Ruth. Some of our greatest Sages, whose teachings are recorded throughout the Mishnah and the Talmud, were themselves converts or descendants of converts.

Judaism has not experienced global leadership—a pope, so to speak—for two thousand years. Imagine you were a rabbi in 18th-century Frankfurt, officiating over a conversion, and I was your contemporary, a rabbi in Casablanca.

I would not have opined on the validity of your conversion. I would probably not even have known it transpired. Orthdox conversion, as opposed to Reform or Conservative conversions, is the only type of conversion that is valid according to the Halacha – Jewish law.

‘Halacha’ is the law that guides a Jew through all the issues in life, and it gives clear guidelines also on the subject of conversion. Orthdox conversion demands commitment to all the. A positive attitude to non-Jews, and a desire to welcome converts to Judaism into our families, is a radical change from years of Jewish life and experience in.

The first section of the book deals with issues about becoming Jewish and includes questions about who converts and why, how to tell parents about the decision to convert, asking someone else to consider conversion, where to obtain more information and advice about conversion and Judaism, and the steps of the conversion process.4/5(1).

Conversion to Judaism provides information, advice, and support for individuals contemplating conversion to Judaism, as well as those who have converted and the families affected by this decision.

With sensitivity and compassion, Lawrence J. Epstein offers an informative volume that warmly welcomes the newcomer to Judaism/5(14). Choosing a Jewish Life was the first book I started reading for the kickstart of my conversion earlier this summer!

It's so refreshing and reassuring as a new jew-by-choice. It absolutely should be a staple in a new converts library and will highly recommend it to everyone/5.Converts & Conversion to Judaism by Yoel Schwartz,Rabbi Josef Lifland and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Converts & Conversion to Judaism by Rabbi Josef Lifland; Yoel Schwartz - AbeBooks.The noun is used for the specifically outcast path of conversion from Judaism to Christianity.

But check the dictionaries: its other meanings include: “rascal,” “scoundrel,” and “insolent fellow.” This is hardly surprising when we consider the company such Jewish converts were keeping.