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JUDAISM AND MODERNITY
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
JEWISH AND DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL
JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD
JUDAISM AND THE WORLD
 
 
 
 
Avi Sagi and Zvi Zohar
Transforming Identity: The Ritual Transition from Gentile to Jew – Structure and Meaning
Of all Judaic rituals, that of giyyur (conversion) is arguably the most radical: it irrevocably turns a Gentile into a Jew. The very possibility of such a transformation is anomalous, according to Jewish tradition, which regards Jewishness as an ascriptive status entered through birth to a Jewish mother. This book provides a close reading of primary halakhic texts as a key to the explication of meaning within the Judaic tradition.
2007 English
 
 
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