Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Why Be Jewish?” as Want to Read:
Why Be Jewish?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Why Be Jewish?

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  59 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"All beginnings require that you unlock new doors."--Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

In this short and inspiring text, Rabbi David J. Wolpe addresses all who seek to enlarge the spiritual side of their lives. For those considering a return to the faith of their forebears, for those drawn to conversion, Why Be Jewish? is a learned, graceful, and welcoming introduction beckoning re
...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Holt Paperbacks (first published September 1st 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Why Be Jewish?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Why Be Jewish?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 118)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Michael Benami Doyle
Jul 04, 2011 Michael Benami Doyle rated it it was amazing
The first book I read on my conversion journey, this very short discussion of Judaism told me things about it I never, ever knew and in a few short Chicago 'L' rides reading it, pretty much changed my worldview. When I finished this book, I knew inside I was beginning to answer the question why I wanted to be a Jew, myself. For anyone looking for a brief introduction to Judaism or beginning to consider becoming a Jew-By-Choice, I can't recommend this book highly enough.
Reid Boehm
Sep 01, 2014 Reid Boehm rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written. I felt like I learned a lot about the history of the religion and about myself while I was understanding and putting into words the important things about Judaism in my life.
Hezekiah
Jul 09, 2015 Hezekiah rated it really liked it
I really like this book as an introduction to the spirit of Judaism. It makes me even more eager than before to learn more about Jewish belief and practice.
Jackie Friedland
Feb 23, 2016 Jackie Friedland rated it it was amazing
I read this book around the time of my conversion. Great thought provoking questions for sure!
Marshaferz
May 14, 2010 Marshaferz rated it it was ok
This simply didn't strike me. Nothing particularly interesting or resonant about it.
Lisa Delson
Lisa Delson marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Rachael
Rachael marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2016
Bonnie
Bonnie marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2016
Todd
Todd rated it really liked it
May 15, 2016
Hannah
Hannah added it
May 14, 2016
Marina
Marina marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2016
Mary Hofmann
Mary Hofmann rated it really liked it
Apr 22, 2016
Elizabeth
Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Karen Hertz
Karen Hertz rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2016
Gabriel Glissmeyer
Gabriel Glissmeyer marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2016
Neil
Neil added it
Mar 30, 2016
Dominic Mitchell
Dominic Mitchell marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2016
Sam
Sam marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2016
Chrysta
Chrysta marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2016
Victoria
Victoria marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Gerald
Gerald rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2016
Candie Campbell
Candie Campbell rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2016
Patrick Alford
Patrick Alford rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2016
Krystal
Krystal marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2016
Zoe Benfield
Zoe Benfield marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2016
Emily
Emily rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2016
Molly Matthieson
Molly Matthieson rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2015
Chad Willingham
Chad Willingham marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »