The Conversion of the Jews

by Philip Roth

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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 193

Christianity has a long history of attempting to convert non-Christians. Jews, on the other hand, do not usually try to convert others to their religion, although converts are generally welcome. Research the steps required to convert to Judaism and create a diagram that depicts these steps. Include relevant artwork, photos, quotes, or other sources that illustrate each of these steps.

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