- Joe Wolfson
- Venue: NYU Bronfman Center Halacha:
- Duration: 50 min
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In our introductory class to the topic of geirut we examine the various models that the Tanakh presents us with to understand conversion. As no explicit halachic passage in the Torah explaining how gentile becomes Jew various models the question becomes what narratives the Torah provides us with from which we can learn about geirut. Mt Sinai, where all of Israel accepted the Torah, provides one such model. The attributes of the Avot and Imahot provide another. Rut's journey, from Moav to Israel provides a potential third. Probing these paradigms allows us to begin to ask the question of what the Torah's core values and obligations are that the potential convert needs to take on if they wish to become Jewish.
Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by the Goldberg and Mernick Families in loving memory of the yahrzeit of Illean K. Goldberg, Chaya Miriam bas Chanoch and by Ann Arbesfeld and family in loving memory of Rabbi Hyman Arbesfeld, הרב חיים בן אברהם ע"ה and by Francine Lashinsky and Dr. Alexander & Meryl Weingarten in loving memory of Rose Lashinsky, Raizel bat Zimel, z’l, on the occasion of her yahrzeit on the 14th of Nisan and in honor of their children, Mark, Michael, Julie, Marnie and Michelle
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