Converts to Judaism : stories from biblical times to today
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Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015].
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Book
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9781442234673, 1442234679
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level251.714 EpsteinAvailable

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Published
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015].
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xv, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781442234673, 1442234679

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.
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"From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Converts to Judaism tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history. The book introduces readers to origins of Judaism and shares the first conversion stories of the people who helped the early Jewish faith grow. Subsequent chapters trace the trajectory of Judaism through the ages while highlighting the stories of converts--both well-known and lesser-known--and how they shaped the tradition. The book includes not only the story of Warder Cresson, who was put on trial for insanity after converting to Judaism, but also famous celebrities who became Jewish such as Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr."--,Provided by publisher.

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