- Title Pages
- Note on Place Names
- Note on Transliteration
Leah Horowitz’s Tkhine Imohos A Proto-Feminist Demand to Increase Jewish Women’s Religious Capital
‘A girl! He ought to be whipped’ The Hasid as Homo Ludens
- Individualism, Truth, and the Repudiation of Magic as the Tsadik’s Prerogative
Table Talk and the Bond of Reading A Jewish Broadsheet for Meals
- The Narcissism of Small Differences?
- The Vilna Talmud as a Reflection of Changing Patterns of Study
- Popular Religion and Modernity
- Hasidic Performance as a Reconstruction of Biblical Life
- Preserving a Synagogue
- The Laws of Moses and the Laws of the Emperor
- A Forgotten Network?
- To Enlist the Enthusiasm of the Young
- The Scroll of 19 Kislev and the Construction of an Imagined Habad Lubavitch Community in Interwar Poland
- At the Centre of Two Revolutions
- Gerer Youths in the Holocaust
- The Afterlife of Religion
- Being and Becoming
- Foul-Weather Friends
The Vilna Pogrom of 19–21 April 1919
- Jewish Medical Activity in the Ghettos under the Nazi Regime
- Jerzy Wyrozumski
- Claude Lanzmann
- Ada Rapoport-Albert
- Notes on the Contributors
Being and Becoming
Being and Becoming
Polish Conversions to Judaism and the Dynamics of Affiliation
- (p.425) Being and Becoming
- Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter explores conversions to Judaism in pre-modern confessional states that were recognized as central to the experience of European Jews and became common in antiquity in the last two centuries BCE. It talks about the procedure and legal ramifications of conversion to Judaism that first emerged in the reforms that were retroactively attributed to Nehemiah and Ezra. It also explains how conversions to Judaism are considered as a social organization of difference of the situational reorganization of ethnic boundaries, which responds to the perceived threat of Hellenism and assimilation. The chapter looks at accounts of transition to Judaism from early modern western Europe, which were generally kept in secret as they ran the risk of ostracism by the surrounding Christian world. It discusses how individuals who became Jewish at the time were being driven by intellectual and theological reasoning.
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