Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question: Extending the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik by Benji Levy

Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question: Extending the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik by Benji Levy

Jewish Thought and Philosophy

Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question reevaluates conversion and Jewish identity through the lens of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s dual conception of the Covenants of Fate and Destiny. By studying an array of key rabbinic texts through this lens, the book explores the boundaries and interplay between these biblical covenants through apostasy, holiness and the key elements relating to conversion law. This understanding provides a relevant framing device to deal with the conversion and Jewish identity crises faced in the State of Israel and beyond.

Year first published: 2021

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