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Conversion to Judaism : A Guidebook - Lawrence J. Epstein

Conversion to Judaism

A Guidebook

Paperback Published: 28th April 1994
ISBN: 9781568211282
Number Of Pages: 300

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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.

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Down-to-earth and accessible, this guide will be useful for those looking for a thorough yet brief introduction to Judaism and the path toward conversion.--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Becoming Jewish
First Thoughtsp. 3
Why People Convert to Judaism: Some Storiesp. 5
Getting Information and Advice about Conversion to Judaismp. 23
Conversion to Judaism in Jewish Thought and Historyp. 27
Conversion to Judaism in Jewish Life Todayp. 35
Roles of the Partner, Parents, In-Laws, and Friendsp. 45
The Conversion Processp. 55
Feelings, Holidays, Children: The Challenges of Conversionp. 75
Judaism: A Basic Guide
Jewish Beliefsp. 83
Jewish Textsp. 109
Jewish History: A Brief Outlinep. 119
Jewish Practicesp. 143
The Ethnic Dimension in Jewish Lifep. 197
After the Conversion
Making Jewish Choicesp. 203
Choosing a Synagoguep. 205
Continuing to Studyp. 211
Raising Jewish Childrenp. 217
Getting Involved in Jewish Life: How the Jewish Community Is Organizedp. 225
Appendix A: A Brief Guide to Jewish Booksp. 233
Appendix B: A Brief Guide to Jewish Filmsp. 241
Appendix C: Additional Resourcesp. 245
Appendix D: Table of Acronymsp. 247
Appendix E: Glossary of Jewish Termsp. 249
Appendix F: Guidelines for Conversionp. 253
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781568211282
ISBN-10: 1568211287
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 28th April 1994
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.37  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.45

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