Converts: Power and Consequences

By Jess Olson

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2008

The author states that the status of individuals who make the highly personal decision to convert to Judaism has become the lynchpin in a massive shift in Israeli rabbinic authority and an assertion of power over both Israeli policy and the American rabbinate. Among the problems posed by the recent decisions regarding conversion, it is the human cost that is the most disconcerting.

Topic: Policy, Rabbinate, Conversion, Authority

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.654

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Olson, Jess. Converts: Power and Consequences. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2008: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6940


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