Kim Hye-kyung was in this quandary when, by chance, she came across a book by a Korean author about what for her was a novel study method. It was chavruta, a method used by Talmud scholars in which pairs of students debate and ask one another questions based on ancient rabbinic texts.
Judaism takes on familiar and new forms on the Korean peninsula
When I started attending weekly conversion meetings with a rabbi, I started realizing just how complex and multifaceted of an identity, culture, and religion Judaism was.
Contrary to previous studies on intermarriage that argue for the erosion of Judaism and Jewish identity, our work has demonstrated the opposite.