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Toward a definition of mass conversion: Comments on klausner’s discussion of the conversion of American Jews

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The wide scope of Klausner’s historical examples is praised. Nevertheless, the adequacy of his definition of mass conversion is questioned as is its applicability to contemporary Jewish society in the United States.

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  1. Clark, Christopher. 1995.The Politics of Conversion: Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia: 1728–1941. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  2. Sorkin, David. 1987.The Transformation of German Jewry: 1780–1840. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Correspondence to Deborah Hertz.

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Hertz, D. Toward a definition of mass conversion: Comments on klausner’s discussion of the conversion of American Jews. Cont Jewry 18, 130–133 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02965482

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Keywords

  • Contemporary JEWRY
  • Jewish History
  • Intimate Friend
  • Mass Conversion
  • Civil Marriage