Jews, Non-Jews, and the Halachic Framework of Gerut: Conversion (Part 2)

  • In Part 1 we started a discussion on the hashkafic underpinnings of conversion and whether Judaism looks positively or negatively at the inclusion of converts in our religion.
  • In this shiur we will look in more depth at the halachic foundations of conversion, with a view of being able in the next shiur to open up some of the recent controversial issues, especially in Israel.
  • But before we look into the halachic structure, there is one more critical hashkafic question to ask - what exactly is the difference between Jews and non-Jews and how ‘Jewish’ is the convert?

Sponsored by Shmuel Treistman in loving memory of his Mother, Sarah bat Pinchas, on her Yahrzeit, 6 Tammuz

This series is sponsored anonymously in the merit of an aliyat neshama for Matisyahu ben Yisrael, Aharon ben Menachem Lev, and Eliana bat Yaakov.