Understandably missing from this debate is the phenomenon of conversion of Gentile slaves to Judaism upon the completion of their servitude. Some medieval historians have argued that in response to Christian missionizing and polemical stances, individual Jews might have made ad hoc attempts to convert neighbors; but this was rare.
Or perhaps Poles have no right to say what happens to their own nation, and are obligated to give the Jews everything that they want. Rabbi Berger has been a member of the RCA for about twenty years.
What he does not mention is the fact that these policies did not eliminate Jews from high positions: This work itself is almost entirely Judeocentric. How would that fly?
In the subsequent conversation, it was pointed out that Catholics and Orthodox Jews recognize, by contrast, that morality is very much tied up with religious belief and worship.
For instance, it uncritically repeats the charge that Father Maximilian Kolbe had been an anti-Semite. Previous meetings have addressed equity in educational opportunities for yeshiva and parochial school families.
He has written numerous studies on medieval Jewish history, Jewish-Christian relations, anti-Semitism, and the intellectual history of the Jews, many of which have now been re-published in two volumes of collected essays: Some Religious Zionists argue that conversion should be facilitated; otherwise, Israel will quickly see a sharp rise in intermarriages, which will threaten the Jewish character of the state.
It all sounds nice, but what if the woman was right? They say that, since we are now in a "new era" of Polish-Jewish and Christian-Jewish relations, the traditional unflattering views of Jews should no longer be voiced.
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Berger demonstrates that to understand the present relation between the two religions, one must go back in history and see what lessons can be derived from the past. In line with the rule that conversion must be voluntary, a slave could reject this process; after 12 months of refusal, the slave would have to be sold.
Attempting to harmonize the conflicting talmudic trends, they limited R. Now, nobody is forced to pray at Auschwitz, so what is supposed to give Jewish atheists the right to impose their "perpetually empty sky over Auschwitz" opinion on others?
Poles and Christians are subject to criticism, while Jews are exempt from criticism. Yet we have Holocaust preeminence and Holocaust supremacism. Secret conversions did continue to occur, as in the earlier medieval period.
Efroymson, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA "Journal of Ecumenical Studies " "This volume is a thought-provoking collection of research published by the eminent historian David Berger on historical and contemporary aspects of Jewish-Christian encounters, spanning a long and distinguished academic careerduring which the field of medieval Jewish Studies has changed dramatically.
On The Path ," noting the growing numbers of intermarried couples in its synagogues, declares, "Conservative Judaism intends to reach out to intermarried couples and to potential converts.
Many talmudic sages sounded weary of such socially motivated converts—as they were of the Egyptian erev rav "mixed multitude" believed to have joined the Jewish Exodus, or the Gibeonites, whose presence amongst the Jewish people was merely tolerated after they tricked Joshua into making a peace treaty with them.
Thus, it is difficult to argue that slavery was used to proselytize; the motivation for purchasing slaves was almost certainly socio-economic, not religious. Historian Louis Feldman argues that Judaism took an "active approach" toward proselytizing during the Hellenic period, as shown by the dramatic increase in Jewish population at this time.
However, this is all one-sided. Whatever occurred in antiquity, by medieval times there was no organized missionizing: Trained as a medievalist, specializing in the Jewish-Christian debate, Prof.
On the issue of conversion, the authoritative Jewish legal tradition is far broader than contemporary ultra-Orthodox ideology allows. Mormonism is emphatically a missionary faith.Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue follows the interaction between Jews and Christians through the ages in all its richness, complexity, and diversity.
This collection of essays analyzes anti-Semitism, perceptions of the Other, and religious debat. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations by David Berger at Barnes & Noble.
FREE Shipping Specialists - Summer ReadingPrice: $ The articles on Jewish-Christian relations have now been collected in Persecution, Polemic and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations and those on intellectual history in Cultures in Collision and Conversation: Essays in the Intellectual History of the Jews.
He has been a Fellow of the Annenberg Research Institute, a Visiting. and reprinted in my Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations,pp Jerry Blaz on October 20, at pm (Reply) Looking at the various strains and types of Jews today, it is apparent that the idea of allowing people to become a part of the Jewish people seems to be set by the traditional halachah.
Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations Academic Studies Press Professor David Berger is a leading scholar in the study of relations between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages and since.
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