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It This book really lays out the details of becoming a Jew-By-Choice, from why others have made the decision, to what to expect from your rabbi and your learning experience during your months of study, to the actual rituals of conversion, post-conversion celebrations, and your first year as a new Jew. By all accounts, Christians and Jews had been on relatively good terms until the 11th century. Due to humanity's sins, evil has entered into creation, and the divine presence, Shekhinah, is exiled from the Ain Sof.

Pages: 233

Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell (October 1, 2004)

ISBN: 085303561X

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