Bamberger, Bernard Jacob.

Published by New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1968
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8vo. xxxiii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. "Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D. , Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (RAB-57-13) RAB9 (IM). Bookseller Inventory # 32649

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Publisher: New York: Ktav Publishing House

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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