Should Jews Proselytize: a Rejoinder

By Sanford Seltzer

Eugene Borowitz, October 19, 1979

The treatment of Jews at the hands of non-Jewish majorities throughout the centuries culminating in the Holocaust has taken its toll not only on Jewish lives, but of Jewish attitudes as well. Suspicion, hostility and fear regarding non-Jews are deeply rooted in the Jewish psyche and are never far from the surface of Jewish behavior. These serve as formidable barriers against Jewish readiness to proselytize.

Topic: Proselytizing, Reform Judaism, History, Antisemitism, Rabbis, Conversion, Discourse and Dialogue

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.9/no.179

Page Number(s): 165-168

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Seltzer, Sanford. Should Jews Proselytize: a Rejoinder. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 19 October 1979: 165-168.


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