When The State Winks (eBook)
The Performance Of Jewish Conversion In Israel
de Michal Kravel-Tovi
Sobre o livro
When the State Winks carefully traces the performance of state-endorsed Orthodox conversion in Israel. Michal Kravel-Tovi follows conversion candidates--mostly secular young women from a former Soviet background--and state conversion agents. She complicates the popular perception that conversion is a "wink-wink" relationship in which both sides agree to treat the converts' pretenses of faith as real, developing new ways to think about the complex connection between religious conversion and the nation-state.