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Divided SoulsConverts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750$
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Elisheva Carlebach

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300084108

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300084108.001.0001

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Conversion, Language, and Identity

Conversion, Language, and Identity

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(p.157) Chapter 8 Conversion, Language, and Identity
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Divided Souls
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Elisheva Carlebach

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0009

Language in light of Jewish conversion is the subject of this chapter. It begins with the requirement that all Jews who plan on converting to Christianity should shed their Jewish language, followed by a section that looks at the reasons for the complicated relationship of the Jews to language within early contemporary Europe. It then discusses Yiddish, a language close to the Jews' vernacular language, which eventually served as a language of conversion.

Keywords:   Jewish language, identity, Yiddish, Jewish conversion, Christianity

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