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Transforming identity : the ritual transition from gentile to Jew - structure and meaning

Author: Abraham Sagi; Tsevi Zohar
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2007.
Series: Kogod library of Judaic studies, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of all Judaic rituals, that of giyyur is arguably the most radical: it turns a Gentile into a Jew - once and for all and irrevocably. This title focuses upon a reading of primary halakhic texts from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagi, Abraham.
Transforming identity.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)608339641
Online version:
Sagi, Abraham.
Transforming identity.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)630703389
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Sagi; Tsevi Zohar
ISBN: 9780826496713 0826496717 9780826496720 0826496725
OCLC Number: 123079315
Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The proselyte's motivation in talmudic sources --
The proselyte's motivation in post-talmudic sources up to the sixteenth century --
The motivation for giyyur in modern halakhic sources: adaptivist positions --
The motivation for giyyur in modern halakhic sources: rejectionist and transformationist positions --
Giyyur as a voluntaristic normative commitment in talmudic literature --
Giyyur as a bodily ritual in talmudic literature --
The canonical formulation of the ritual of giyyur --
The yevamot paradigm in medieval halakha --
The ritual of giyyur: aspects of the demai paradigm in medieval halakha --
The two paradigms of giyyur --
from the Arbaah turim to the Shulhan arukh --
The hermeneutical controversy regarding Rabbi Caro's position and its significance --
Acceptance of the commandments as a formal declaration --
Acceptance of the commandments as subjective intent --
Ex post facto annulment of giyyur --
Giyyur and Jewish identity.
Series Title: Kogod library of Judaic studies, 3.
Responsibility: by Avi Sagi and Zvi Zohar.
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