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Why Be Jewish?

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"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
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Holt Paperbacks (first published September 1st 1995)
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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.
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!
May 14, 2010 Marshaferz rated it it was ok
This simply didn't strike me. Nothing particularly interesting or resonant about it.
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