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Embracing the Covenant
Religious conversion is one of the most pivotal, most joyous, most fundamental of life-decisions. Through personal experiences of 20 converts to Judaism, Embracing the Covenant illuminates the quest for a satisfying spirituality, the appeal of the Jewish tradition, and how conversion has changed lives-the convert's, and the lives of those close to them.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Jewish Lights Publishing
(first published May 31st 1996)
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Oct 11, 2014 Floare Russell rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is a series of essays from converts to Judaism about their journeys and meaningful moments in coming to their faith and relating to it. These are personal moments that each author shares in their own way and their own style, so it varies from story to story. While this book is in no way a book about how to convert, or even about the conversion process, I think it speaks to people who are converting or even rededicating themselves to Judaism on an emotional, almost visceral level. Somet ...more