Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The conversion process


An interesting passage on the relationship between mitzvah-acceptance and conversion:

"A potential convert accepted all of the commandments and prohibitions, and sought to be circumcised.

"One person gave him non-kosher food to eat, saying that so long as this person is not circumcised and not immersed, he is not Jewish. His friend told him: This is true for a Jew, in that if he would touch a Jew's wine then the Jew could not drink it, but since he has already accepted all of the mitzvot, how could you feed him non-kosher food?!"

(Sefer Chasidim 690)

Have a great day,

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