Just a quick post today to note what the reading will be for the conversion I am taking and some thoughts on study:
The text book is Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition and Practice
The bible we’ll be using is the JPS Tanakh
Other recommended reading is:
And, because I am insane and obsessive, especially when it comes to books, I have also bought
These eight books are going to be my starting point in study, but I expect to head off in a number of tangents along the way.
I am really excited about this process, there is so much to learn and so many other avenues to explore, including for me looking into Gershom Scholem’s work, the codification of much of Jewish tradition in the middle ages, the place of Jews in the Frankfurt school, and much, much more. As this blog develops, I hope to have it branch off into both personal meditations on my own journey in Judaism, but also more general writing about aspects of Jewish history and theology that interest me.