Converting to Judaism

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Bri

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 21, 2013
Hi, I am interested in converting to Judaism. I'm not sure what it is, but I have this feeling that this is what I'm suppose to be doing. Can you guys give me advice on what to do.

I am living in NYC.
Chana

Yucaipa, CA

#2 Feb 4, 2013
Make an appointment with 3 rabbis, on orthodox, one conservative, and one reform. Enroll in a basic intro to Judaism class at one of the synagogues. The rabbis will recommend books for you to read. I recommend "To Be a Jew."

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#3 Mar 1, 2013
Judaism is a covenant relationship with the living God of Israel. The Hebrew bible is the word of that God and all relevant theology is based on it. I would read the OKJV-the other English versions are actually Christian interpretations. Start with Psalms and Isaiah and of course the law-torah.
Eric

Glen Ellyn, IL

#4 Mar 1, 2013
susanblange wrote:
I would read the OKJV-the other English versions are actually Christian interpretations.
Where did you get this from? The old king james version is but another Christian interpretation.

Learn Hebrew and read the original.

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#5 Mar 1, 2013
I agree Eric, but I don't speak Hebrew and I've found the OKJV for the most part VERY accurate

““You must not lose faith ”

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#6 Mar 1, 2013
Chana offers a choice, i agree.

Some sources,f.i. also a song, found that usefull and a nice way to learn.
http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/cr...
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http://bhst.hebrewtanakh.com/isaiah/60.htm
http://glosbe.com/nl/he/
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-yerushalayims ...
http://www.qbible.com/hebrew-old-testament/jo ...
online parallel (strongs and KJV, can't be helped)
http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2690.htm
http://bible.cc/psalms/90-1.htm
There is an NKJV, but i suggest you click on the hebrew and look how the translation differs.
It does not entirely represent eh hebrew but then there are always the other sources too.
e.g.
Strongs is limited and mainly based on arab.
Aleph=f basicly 1, get's also translated as eleph=f meaning chief of a thousand, worse any form it appaers in -maybe one exception- is translated as 1000 (thousand)! So 1000 bereshyt is were the hebrew bible starts.

And imo, i found language sources often more usefull then the plethora of sites i receive by mail from various rabbis and on various levels. goddidnotsaythat is a good one.
Concerned

Hoffman Estates, IL

#7 Mar 1, 2013
susanblange wrote:
I agree Eric, but I don't speak Hebrew and I've found the OKJV for the most part VERY accurate
How would you know if you can't read Hebrew?

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#8 Mar 2, 2013
There are end time prophecies that have been or are being fulfilled ie Is 19 and Jer 49. I've also compared the OKJV with the Masoretic text, but the Hebrew is the ideal.

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