NameJohnston, Arthur (author), Charme, Stuart (chair), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
DescriptionA brief history of Jewish converts is presented in order to demonstrate how ambivalence to converts has been waxing and waning since the beginning of Judaism. The Jewish religion has evolved a series of beliefs and customs in order to squelch the ambivalence toward converts. Additionally there are rules that govern that once the conversion is complete it is total and the convert is bestowed with all legal rights from that point forward. There are even stipulations that state it is improper to ask the nature of the origin of their Judaism. Given all the traditions and rules concerning converts it seems obvious that the religion has been struggling for years to deal with the ambivalence toward converts.
NoteIncludes bibiographical references (p. [34-35]).
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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