Book of Ruth
"While the Book of Ruth centers around the story of Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law, Ruth’s narrative has its own significance." (source)
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Who Uses This
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Book of Rut
"After the death of her husband, Ruth decides to convert to Judaism and accompanies her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Bethlehem for the harvest. Ruth’s famous declaration, 'Where you go, I will go. Your God will be my God, and your people my people,' is seen as an example of friendship and faith. Ruth is one of King David’s ancestors." (JPS)
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