Choosing Judaism: Judaism's Proselytizing Tradition
a conversation with Harold Schulweis

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA, is author of Judaism: Embracing the Seeker (2010, KTAV Publishing House).

RJ: You have described Abraham as the first Jew-by-choice.

Yes. Because Abraham was not born Jewish, his Jewish identity was not formed by genealogical descent but by moral assent, not stamped by the pedigree of his birth but by t...


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