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Becoming a Jew by Maurice Lamm

Becoming a Jew (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Maurice Lamm (Author)

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Title:Becoming a Jew
Authors:Maurice Lamm (Author)
Info:Jonathan David Pub (1991), Edition: 1st US -3rd Printing, 462 pages
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Becoming a Jew by Maurice Lamm (1991)


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NO OF PAGES: 463 SUB CAT I: Jewish Practice SUB CAT II: Jewish Life SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: This work is designed expressly for non-Jews who are contemplating converting, for those who have already converted, and for Jews by birth who wish to gain a deeper insight into their heritage. "Becoming A Jew" describes the odyssey of the convert and charts the traditional approach to conversion that has guided untold hundreds of thousands of people for more than three millennia. Rabbi Lamm is careful to point out that the Jewish religion is not simply a "calling" and that conversion to Judaism is much more than a profession of faith. It is a network of profound ideas and rich insights and a superb pattern of behavior. In addition to exploring the process of conversion, "Becoming A Jew" introduces the convert to the laws and traditions of Judaism, its life-cycle events and its holidays, its ideals and values.NOTES: Donated by David Daniels. SUBTITLE:
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
This is one of the best, if not the best book to read if you are contemplating convertion to Judaism. Rabbi Lamm is an excellent writer, very concise and knowledgeable . Although it is technically a book for converts, it's also a fantastic introduction to Judaism, whether you're converting or not. ( )
  -Eva- | Oct 7, 2008 |
Proselytes and proselyting, Jewish.
  icm | Oct 3, 2008 |
I strongly recommend this book for those individuals seeking to convert to Halachic Orthodox Judaism. The stories of the individuals that converted, and the struggles that they encountered, make me appreciate Judaism that much more knowing the sacrifice people are willing to make to come to a knowledge of the ONE TRUE G-D. Baruch Hashem! ( )
  nproenza | Jul 11, 2008 |
This really is an invaluable text for all those considering conversion to (or just interest in) Judaism. ( )
  aces | Dec 6, 2007 |
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