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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470014521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470014520
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #937,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Inspiring and uplifting, this book should be in every convert's library.
Stephen Charest
I am looking forward to finishing up this book in next few days and I know it will be something that I go back to time and time again.
Neil Harris
I found it an uplifting experience and warmly recommend it to anyone who simply wishes to read a most interesting book.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By For Two Cents Plain on June 5, 2012
Dov ben Avraham has written a book that is truly a "first," in any language. With this readable, well-organized volume, he has presented a wide range of Chassidic teachings related to converts to Judaism and the conversion process, accompanied by his own insightful explanations of kabbalistic ideas. His work was reviewed by many prominent rabbis, whose letters of approbation appear at the beginning of the book. Plus there are essays relevant to the subject by others, including several well-known Breslov teachers. This should be of great interest to anyone interested in this subject, particularly since much of this material is hard-to-find. It also shows another side of the usually insular Chassidic world: its strong affirmation of those who are "Jewish by choice." For all this, the author deserves our gratitude.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Charest on September 2, 2012
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Too often converts to Judaism encounter opposition, criticism, and questions. This book does the exact opposite: it gives many reasons for the convert to be joyful about his or her new life as a Jew. Containing quotes from many Chassidic rebbim including Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the book shows how Torah and Talmud as well as chassidut praise the convert and encourage Jews to show them love and respect. Of particular interest is the discussion of the convert as a "recycled" Jewish soul who drifted away from Judaism in the distant past and has been reborn in the convert's body.

Inspiring and uplifting, this book should be in every convert's library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on July 8, 2012
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Fascinating look at conversion and converts to Judaism through writings of great Rabbis. Also stories from the gerim themselves. Well worth the cost!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Neil Harris on July 4, 2012
While I purchase many books and seforim (Jewish learning books) on Amazon, rarely do I write a review. This time I was compelled and I have only finished about 100 pages of this remarkable collection of teachings about Chassidic thoughts on Gerim (those that convert to Judaism). It is written for the potenial convert, those that converted, those are looking for insights, for the layperson and the scholar alike.

Whenever I get a book that contains any research, I always check out the footnotes first. The notes in this book are an indication of the amount of hard work that Dov ben Avraham put into the labor of love. What's amazing, is that the footnotes reference many Hebrew books and concepts within Judaism and are written in style that is engaging and simple to understand. The truth is, this is how the whole book is. The skill to take complex, hard to define ideas and clearly bring the to a reader in an engaging way is something that is exhibited thoughout the book.

The author has taken ideas and teaching that were only available in Hebrew and has rendered them into English in very readable fashion. The book is organized by topic and has several first-person essays placed thoughout the volume. In edition, the book as additional essays written by some of the most knowledgable people within the English speaking Chassidic world.

Not only does the author (a ger, convert, himself) provide teachings based on the Chassidic tradition, but he offers additional insights, when needed. As he writes in his introduction he, "used his non-existent free time" since the fall of 2009 to work on this project and the result is amazing. BNEI AVRAHAM AHUVECHA fills a void that has been missing within the Jewish world for years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Flowerpot on March 5, 2013
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This book was not only informative, it serves as a emotional crutch for gerim and people going through geirus. If you've ever felt like you stand out, like you're alone, hurt, embarrassed, belittled, misunderstood or frankly never understood by anyone around you, this book will prove that so many other people out there are just like you. You're not alone, you're not crazy and your feelings are felt by many others. This book provides hope and comfort from the author, Jewish sources as well as stories from other gerim.

The writer of this book is a fellow ger and a tzadik for putting this together. He and the sources he quotes have dried my tears many nights and one day I would love to have the opportunity to tell him exactly how much this book means to me and other gerim. If you are in the process of conversion or even a Ger already, please do yourself a favor and buy this book. You will not regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RZippy on January 16, 2013
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Really incredible book, we absoutely love it. Highly recommended! Has different sections on various Rabbi's comments on converts in Judaism. I think it's important for everyone - I'm not a convert and I'm glad I read it, because unfortunately some people out there don't realize the many commandments relating to converts.
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