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Converting To Judaism

Author : Bernice K. Weiss
ISBN : 9780757396502
Genre : Religion
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Over the years, Rabbi Bernice Kimel Weiss has shepherded hundreds of non-Jewish students into the family of the Jewish people. For most, the interest in Judaism is sparked by a decision to marry a Jewish man or woman. But that is only the beginning. In the gentle hands of a teacher who has witnessed and understands their turmoil, their conflicts, their tears, they bare their personal struggles. What emerge are amazing, powerful, soul-stirring stories of re-creation - the extraordinary adventure of becoming a Jew at the turn of the 21st century. An Asian-American whose father owns a Japanese restaurant marries a secular Jew but leads him to Orthodox Judaism; a Belgian raised by nuns meets a Jew and finds her faith in Israel; a former Sunday school teacher from a small farm town falls in love with a Jewish girl and with her faith as well; an African-American woman lawyer, a Harvard graduate, discovers Judaism and keeps kosher in a small southern town: their varied stories and eight more are revealed in these pages. The twists and turns and the direction their lives ultimately take are a source of inspiration to those contemplating Judaism, and to all in search of faith. They are a gift to the Jewish people.

Choosing A Jewish Life Revised And Updated

Author : Anita Diamant
ISBN : 9780805212198
Genre : Religion
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"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! " --Rachel Cowan, co-author of Mixed Blessings In the same knowledgeable, reassuring, and respectful style that has made her one of the most admired writers of guides to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, Choosing a Jewish Life provides everything necessary to make conversion a joyful and spiritually meaningful experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Becoming Jewish

Author : Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
ISBN : 9781442208490
Genre : Religion
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Becoming Jewish is the first all-inclusive, step-by-step guide to converting to Judaism. Steven Carr Reuben, a highly respected rabbi, and Jennifer S. Hanin, a convert to the faith, lead readers through the conversion process, providing the right mix of advice, resources and humor for the journey. Jews-to-be often find the steps to Judaism foreign, complex, and mysterious. From learning an ancient language, to entering the mikvah (ritual bath), to choosing a Hebrew name, to circumcision, to appearing before a bet din (Jewish court), becoming a Jew is anything but quick and easy. In this engaging and accessible guide, Reuben and Hanin offer practical wisdom for every step of conversion, including: telling family and friends selecting a denomination choosing a rabbi understanding Jewish rituals celebrating Jewish holidays putting aside childhood holidays keeping ties to the past advice on weddings, raising kids, and more Throughout, the authors focus on developing a healthy spiritual life, while helping readers understand what it means to be Jewish, absorb Jewish teachings, and live a Jewish life.

Nicht Durch Geburt Allein

Author : Walter Homolka
ISBN : 9783865960795
Genre : Conversion
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Wer ist nach g ngiger Auffassung Jude? Unwissenheit ist oft der Hintergrund gequ lter Formulierungen wie ein Mitb rger j dischen Glaubens" oder der peinlichen Frage: Bist du Deutscher oder Jude?" Die Autoren zeigen, da der Begriff j dische Identit t" nicht leicht zu fassen ist. In ihrem aufkl renden Buch zum Thema Konversion geben sie keine Anleitung zum bertritt, es geht ihnen vielmehr darum, Aspekte der Geschichte und religi sen Lehre ebenso zu vermitteln wie die Entscheidungswege von Menschen, die den bewu ten Weg ins Judentum gegangen sind. Die aktualisierte Neuausgabe enth lt die Regeln der Allgemeinen Rabbinerkonferenz zum bertritt. Rabbiner Prof. Dr. Walter Homolka ist Rektor des Abraham Geiger Kollegs zur Ausbildung von Rabbinern und lehrt J disches Recht an der Universit t Potsdam. Er ist Mitglied des Executive Board der World Union for Progressive Judaism und Chairman der Leo Baeck Foundation.Dr. Esther Seidel studierte Philosophie, Romanistik, Anglistik und allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft. Sie promovierte in J discher Philosophie und lehrte an der Universit t D sseldorf. Seit 1986 ist sie Dozentin f r J dische Philosophie am Leo Baeck College London.

Converts To Judaism

Author : Lawrence J. Epstein
ISBN : 9781442234680
Genre : Religion
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From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Epstein tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history. This book is a resource for people considering the challenging path of conversion and an illustration of the important role Jewish converts have played in Jewish life through the ages.

Converting To Judaism

Author : Kanji Ishizumi
ISBN : 9781786238832
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the moving story of how a Japanese lawyer and educational consultant from a conservative family of fan makers and merchants came to embrace Judaism. In his early 50s, while living in the US, he developed a serious health complaint which required sophisticated medical treatment and a drastic change of diet. This led to some serious soul-searching and to his decision to adopt the Jewish faith. The book describes vividly and with humour the many challenges he and his wife, with the support and understanding of their children, had to overcome. He hopes readers will find something inspiring from his experiences.

Des Flavius Josephus J Dische Altert Mer

Author : Flavius Josephus
ISBN : OCLC:22639979
Genre : Jews
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Conversion To Judaism In Jewish Law

Author : Walter Jacob
ISBN : 092969905X
Genre : Religion
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This essays explore conversion to Judaism and the issues connected with it in the late twentieth century.

Meldet Den Austritt Aus Dem Mosaischen Glauben

Author : Anna Staudacher
ISBN : 3631558325
Genre : History
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Beruhmte Wiener Juden sind aus dem Judentum ausgetreten, einige blieben konfessionslos, andere wieder haben die Taufe angenommen. Mit dem Austritt war vom Jahr 1868 an der Status der Konfessionslosigkeit verbunden. Die Quellenlage ist schwierig. Es wurde hier der Versuch einer Rekonstruktion aus verschiedenen Quellen unternommen: Aufgenommen wurden allein jene Personen, die mit der Uberschreitung ihres 14. Lebensjahres gesetzlich zu einem Austritt berechtigt waren. Ein Behelf, gedacht fur Historiker, Biographen und Familienforscher. Rekonstruiert wurde eine Bestandsaufnahme der Austritte in Wien mit zwei Leitquellen, den amtlichen Austrittserklarungen und den Austrittsprotokollen der Wiener Kultusgemeinden."

Readings On Conversion To Judaism

Author : Lawrence J. Epstein
ISBN : 9780765708236
Genre : Religion
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In his third book about the conversion to Judaism, Lawrence J. Epstein collects essays and memoirs that frame the debate around conversion. These essays cover a wide-range of topics to sharpen the focus around the many disputes about conversion to Judaism, such as appropriate motivations, requirements for conversion, and who may legitimately conduct a conversion. Readings on Conversion to Judaism aims to present various position in the Jewish community on many of the important points for debate.

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