Your People are My People

  • Egon Mayer

Abstract

These moving words of love and devotion were uttered not by a bride to her groom, but rather by the ancient Moabite Ruth, of biblical fame, to her mother-in-law, Naomi. The story is well known, as the basis of numerous works of art and literature. The image and words of Ruth have also been a model of what is to be expected of an earnest convert to Judaism: selflessness, total acceptance of faith and fate, and a transference of loyalty from one’s family of ancestry to one’s family by marriage.

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Notes

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