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Why Would Someone Convert To Judaism?

by Chaim Kramer

What is it that compels a non-Jew to join the ranks of the Jewish People? After all, the media takes a joyride by demonizing Israel and the Jewish nation. Why make a conscious decision to become a Jew?

Many teachings found in our writings actually marvel at the qualities it takes to make such a bold step.

Nowhere in Chassidic discourses can we find the abundance of material addressing this idea as in the writings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

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This article originally appeared in “Bnei Avraham Ahuvecha: Gerim in Chassidic Thought“.  This book presents the story behind the story — the mystical teachings found within Chassidic literature that illuminate the hidden inner world of the ger (convert).

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Heshey Zelcer October 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

I am trying to contact Rabbi Chaim Kramer. Could someone please forward to me his email address? Thanks.


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