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In the modern era, conversion from Judaism to Christianity occurred less from religious conviction than for social reasons. It sprang from the desire for access to areas from which Jews were excluded because of legal requirements or certain traditions. Because conversions were mostly made from such secular motivations, they alwa…

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Endelman, Todd M., “Conversion”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0419>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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