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When the state winks : the performance of Jewish conversion in Israel / Michal Kravel-Tovi.

Author/Creator:
Kravel-Tovi, Michal author.
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Series:
Religion, culture, and public life.
Religion, culture, and public life
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 310 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Conversion -- Judaism.
Jewish converts.
Jews -- Identity.
Zionism.
Summary:
The first ethnography of state-run Jewish conversion in contemporary Israel, this book offers a fresh perspective on religious conversion as a tool of nationally driven population policy.
Contents:
Prologue : the naked truth on Tel Aviv's beaches
Introduction : taking winking seriously
The conversion mission
National mission
State workers
The conversion performance
Legible signs
Dramaturgical entanglements
Biographical scripts
Comp : please do not treat epilogue as part of part 2
Epilogue : winking like a state.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780231183246
0231183240
9780231544818
OCLC:
978351855
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