Birth and Conversion

By Zvi Zohar

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2008

The author describes the Rabbinic and Talmudic discussions around conversion, as well as attitudes towards a proselyte whose behavior is sinful, motivation inappropriate or beliefs out of line with Judaism. He shows that according to Rabbinic tradition, a Jew by the ritual of giyyur, conversion, is as irrevocably Jewish as is a Jew by biological birth.

Topic: Proselytizing, Ritual, Tradition, Faith, Conversion, Belief, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.654

Page Number(s): 17-18

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Zohar, Zvi. Birth and Conversion. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2008: 17-18. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6943


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