Jerusalem and Sao Paulo: The New Jewish Orthodoxy in Focus

Jerusalem and Sao Paulo: The New Jewish Orthodoxy in Focus

By: Marta F. Topel (author), James A. R. Allen (translator)Paperback

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Jerusalem and Sao Paulo describes the long process these young people undergo in their choice of Jewish Orthodoxy. Due to the fact that Judaism is an ortho-practical religion, which emphasizes praxis over belief and dogma, the conversion to Orthodoxy is radical, traumatic, and more encompassing than that experienced by other Brazilians who adopt religions such as Neo-Pentacolism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Afro-Brazilian creeds.

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Marta F. Topel, (Ph.D.), is a researcher and a junior lecturer in the Program for Jewish Studies of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). She is the author of several articles on Jewish orthodoxy and modern Judaism.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Hansen's Law: What a Grandfather wants to forget, His Grandson wants to remember Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Brazilian Jewish Community's Pikuach Nefesh, or the First Seeds of the Teshuvah Movement in the Tropics Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Teshuvah as a Fundamental Idea within Judaism Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Recruiting New Members Chapter 6 Chapter 5. The Yoke of the Mitzvot: A Long Journey Chapter 7 Chapter 6. On the Baalot Teshuvah and the Many Challenges they face in Becoming Good Jewesses Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Judaism, Religious Identity and Globalization. On the Consolation of the Orthodox Community in Sao Paulo

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780761841555
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780761841555
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 0761841555

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