HaLapid Fall 2002

Welcoming Back the Anusim:

Welcoming Back the Anusim:

Given At The 2002 Conference of The Society For Crypto Judaic Studies In San Diego My paper this morning will be divided into five sections. I will first examine existing rabbinic responsa. Second, I will turn to elements of the laws of conversion as they affect the anusim. Third, I will examine two status issues. […]

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RETURN-My 50-year Search for My Jewish Self, Identity and Heritage

RETURN-My 50-year Search for My Jewish Self, Identity and Heritage

Presentation of Steve Gomes at the Conference of the SCJS, San Diego, August 2002 Shalom Today marks the celebration of my first Rosh Hashanah as a Jew! When I entered the mikveh, or ritual bath, at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles before a Beit Din, or rabbinical court, it was the single defining […]

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