This book has analyzed decisions rendered by Orthodox rabbis throughout the world regarding conversion over the past 200 years. It has looked at the attitudes of many posekim toward conversion and intermarriage as well as their approaches to Jewish law and Jewish communal life. The rabbis' legal opinions also reflect their conceptions of the essence of Judaism and define the borders of the modern Jewish community. These posekim were not just legal arbiters who decided individual cases; they also framed public policy for Jews who have struggled during the last two centuries to address the overarching issues of Jewish identity, status, conversion, community, and religion at a time when intermarriage and religious non-observance have been (and are likely to remain) widespread.
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