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God of Whose Fathers? Converts to Judaism and the Language of Prayer

Rachel Furst / November 12, 2012

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Jewish prayer seeks universality, yet reflects particularity through its focus on a national patriarchal heritage. Where does a convert to Judaism fit into this language of prayer?




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Rachel Furst

Rachel Furst is a post-doctoral fellow at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, having completed her PhD in Medieval Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  She received a BA in Medieval Studies from Barnard College and an MA in Jewish History from Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan. Rachel teaches Jewish history, Jewish law, and rabbinic literature at institutions in Israel and abroad. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Rachel Furst.


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