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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...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Holt Paperbacks (first published September 1st 1995)
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Reid Boehm
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.
Michael Doyle
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.
Marshaferz
This simply didn't strike me. Nothing particularly interesting or resonant about it.
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