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4.45 Ruth -- Summary of Ruth Racial Teachings

          a.  Faith transcends ethnicity.
          b.  A foreigner may join herself to Israel based on a verbal oath and personal loyalty.
          c.  Faith is not dependent on Law or sacrifice.
          d.  Commitment to the God of Israel involves a foreigner cutting her ties to homeland, natural family and false gods.
          e.  The new convert is welcomed and blessed as a full-fledged member of the community.

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