"For the Sake of Heaven": Modern Orthodox Writings on Conversion

By David Ellenson

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2008

In a world where Jewish identity and status is frequently the object of debate, the author describes the range of opinions expressed by the Orthodox rabbinate on the issue of conversion. These diverse pronouncements and rulings demonstrate the range of lenient as well as stringent policy positions available to Jewish leaders as they struggle to grapple with the challenges the reality of intermarriage have presented to our community in modern settings.

Topic: Intermarriage, Policy, Rabbinate, Jewish Identification, Conversion, Orthodox Judaism, Modernity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.654

Page Number(s): 16-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ellenson, David. "For the Sake of Heaven": Modern Orthodox Writings on Conversion. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2008: 16-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6942


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