An Analysis of Brooklyn's Rabbinical Takana Prohibiting Syrian and Near Eastern Jew from Marrying Converts

An Analysis of Brooklyn's Rabbinical Takana Prohibiting Syrian and Near Eastern Jew from Marrying Converts

by Sarina Roffé

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Overview

This book, a Master's Thesis, provides an insider's perspective of Brooklyn's Syrian and Near Eastern Jewish community edict against marriage to converts to Judaism. The thesis provides an analysis of various versions of the Edict, how it is interpreted by lay leaders, enforcement, and actual cases. While this book focuses on the Brooklyn Jewish community, it is the basis for similar edicts in Aleppan Jewish communities in Latin America.


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ISBN-13: 9781495377952
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2014
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

A world renowned expert on the Syrian Jewish community of New York, Sarina Roffé is a career journalist with a passion for Sephardic history. She has spent her entire life researching and writing about the Syrian Jewish Community and their descendants. Of Aleppan descent, Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community, her experiences provide an insider's perspective of a close knit community.

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