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Ruth: (a) (10th century BCE) A Moabite princess who married the son of Naomi and Elimelech. After her husband died, she followed her mother-in-law to Israel and converted to Judaism. She then married Boaz, and they are the antecedents of King David. (b) A common Jewish name.
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It is the custom in many communities to read the biblical Book of Ruth, which tells the story of Ruth, a Moabite princess--and ancestress of King David--who converted to Judaism. Links: Text of Book of Ruth and its connection to Shavuot How Does One Conve...
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