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Old 10-29-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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I'd certainly say so, and odds are that the Jew we start out as isn't the Jew we are going up being.
Indeed, as one acquires new experiences their worldview changes, sometimes against expectations.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Are there any books you would recommend ?
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Oh boy, wrong question.

These are what I would recommend, for starters:
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History: Joseph Telushkin: 9780688085063: Amazon.com: Books
The Sabbath: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susannah Heschel: 9780374529758: Amazon.com: Books
God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism: Abraham Joshua Heschel: 9780374513313: Amazon.com: Books
A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: 9781400048359: Amazon.com: Books
A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: 9781400048366: Amazon.com: Books
To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life: Hayim H. Donin: 9780465086320: Amazon.com: Books
To Pray As A Jew: A Guide To The Prayer Book And The Synagogue Service: Hayim H. Donin: 9780465086337: Amazon.com: Books
This Is My God: Herman Wouk: 9780316955140: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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Oh boy, wrong question.

These are what I would recommend, for starters:
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History: Joseph Telushkin: 9780688085063: Amazon.com: Books
The Sabbath: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susannah Heschel: 9780374529758: Amazon.com: Books
God in Search of Man : A Philosophy of Judaism: Abraham Joshua Heschel: 9780374513313: Amazon.com: Books
A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: 9781400048359: Amazon.com: Books
A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: 9781400048366: Amazon.com: Books
To Be A Jew: A Guide To Jewish Observance In Contemporary Life: Hayim H. Donin: 9780465086320: Amazon.com: Books
To Pray As A Jew: A Guide To The Prayer Book And The Synagogue Service: Hayim H. Donin: 9780465086337: Amazon.com: Books
This Is My God: Herman Wouk: 9780316955140: Amazon.com: Books
I'm acquainted with a few, but thanks.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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Not precisely a book on Judaism and it's fiction, but one of the books my rabbi had me read that I found extremely insightful.

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Old 10-31-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Not precisely a book on Judaism and it's fiction, but one of the books my rabbi had me read that I found extremely insightful.

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Thanks , though it's based on historically events.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Not precisely a book on Judaism and it's fiction, but one of the books my rabbi had me read that I found extremely insightful.

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This is also fiction but very insightful:
As a Driven Leaf: Milton Steinberg, Chaim Potok: 9780874411034: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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Cool, though I never really got into The Chosen, but i'll have a look
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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Gur bans yeshiva students from eating soy based products because it can lead gay sex
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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What's sad is how important education is to Jewish culture and then you have things like this.

TFF what's your opinion on this?
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