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Not Jewish, but interested in Judaism and Jewish history, ideas, and thought.

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comment Is there any Jewish-Muslim dialogue that has come to an agreement on anti-Jewish Hadith?
Yes, Nicolas has captured my intent. I wish to avoid making assumptions about a website that claims to be a fair and balanced (and Jewish) source. As the subject is controversial, and only tangentially on topic, I think it was good to close it.
Dec
1
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
What's a poor recommendation? Would it be unadvisable for a non-Jew to just show up in a suit at any Orthodox synagogue on a friday? If there was an "open house" day that Synagogues held once a year for those interested in Judaism and Jewish Life, I guess that would be more considerate?
Jul
18
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
Excellent suggestion, thank you!
Jan
23
comment Is there any Jewish-Muslim dialogue that has come to an agreement on anti-Jewish Hadith?
Thanks. From this and other research and reading it seems the original link is not inventing anything.
Jan
23
comment Is there any Jewish-Muslim dialogue that has come to an agreement on anti-Jewish Hadith?
Well Isaac, you're probably right. I was more asking, is the United-with-Israel site portraying things in a way that most Jewish readers would find fair and balanced?
May
11
comment Is it possible for a Gentile to convert to Judaism?
I recently came across an example; Mary Doria Russell, an author, was raised Catholic and converted to Judaism. She talks a little bit about it, in the study-guide/afterword in the edition I have of her novel "The Sparrow".
Apr
28
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
Maybe my terminology is wrong. For example, I have an Orthodox email-penpal who lives in Jerusalem, and is a member of a sect, or group, within Orthodox Judaism. Perhaps sect, or subgroup is a better word, than branch?
Apr
28
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
Now you've inspired a new question. Great novels featuring jewish observance and religious life. I just love Chaim Potok's The Chosen, and My Name is Asher Lev, for example.
Apr
28
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
The Herman Wouk one looks great, and so does Horeb. Both in fact, seem quite promising! Thanks!
Apr
26
comment Good books for non-Jews who are interested in understanding Judaism, especially branches of Orthodox judaism
I read that first link already before once. Aish.com seems pretty great. I'm reading lots on the second one too. I am, I must confess, addicted to reading those offline objects composed of paper, so I hope someone comes along with a book idea, too.