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Becoming Jewish

Ronald H. Isaacs

Becoming Jewish

a handbook for conversion

by Ronald H. Isaacs

  • 153 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Rabbinical Assembly in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Proselytes and proselyting, Jewish,
  • Judaism -- Customs and practices

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [113]-118).

    StatementRonald H. Isaacs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM729.P7 I83 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 133 p. ;
    Number of Pages133
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1183084M
    LC Control Number94171457


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