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Book review: when the state winks: the performance of Jewish conversion in Israel by Michal Kravel-Tovi

Egorova, Yulia (2019) Book review: when the state winks: the performance of Jewish conversion in Israel by Michal Kravel-Tovi. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (01 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Israel, Jewish conversions by first and second generation repatriates from the former Soviet Union are often depicted in public discourse as ‘wink-wink’ conversions, whereby converts and the state pretend that converts’ commitment to the Jewish faith and practice is sincere rather than performed solely for the duration of the conversion process. In When the State Winks, Michal Kravel-Tovi unsettles this narrative, offering a rich and insightful ethnography that invites readers to think in novel ways not only about the relationship between conversion and the State of Israel, but also about day-to-day encounters between the state and its citizens, writes Yulia Egorova

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 00:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103388

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