how do i convert it

anonymous asked:

I've always felt interested in and drawn to Judaism even at times when I aligned myself with agnosticism, but I don't know much about the faith. What is the best way to go about learning more in a respectful way?

Hiya anon!

That’s a fabulous question!  Following are some of my favorite resources that should be helpful:

“Interested in Reform Judaism?”      “10 Things to Know Before Conversion”

Some recommended reading       “Honoring my Christian Family”

“What to Expect at a Reform Shabbat Service”  “Branches of Judaism”

“A Brief History of the Jewish People”        How to pick a Hebrew name


Some Questions that I have answered in the past:

When can I call myself a Jew?How do I convert officially?


What does a Rabbi expect a convert to know before converting?

There isn’t a Synagogue near me, what do I do?

What is Reform Judaism?

A non-Jew attending Shabbat Services

Various advice on Conversion

How can I convert if I don’t agree with the government of Israel?

LGBTQ people in the Reform Movement

conversion for a non-binary person

One of the best books on conversion is:  “Choosing a Jewish Life” by Anita Diamant

If you send me a direct message, I would love to help you further with locating a Synagogue to begin conversations with a rabbi or cantor who can help guide you.

Good luck!

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I find it really funny that it’s this, my smiling delivery of a really bad joke about not understanding or being understood by people these days. This is what got people laughing at me using an old 90s style way of typing: action tagging, and using emoticons instead of emoji. And not understanding what the action tags and emoticons mean or what they’re there for.

You guys proved my point so well.

And now I feel really freaking old. Time to go sit on my rocking chair and yell at the neighbor kids to get off my lawn.

  • Muslims of colour: cultural appropriation hurts me. Feel free to wear Islamic clothing, but please leave my cultural clothing that isn't related to Islam alone.
  • White converts: BUT IM THE VICTIM HERE WAH WAH WAH ONE UMMAH I DIDN'T KNOW MUSLIMS ARE LIKE THIS I COMPLETELY REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE ANY OF MY PRIVILEGE YOURE ALL SO MEAN IF I CANT WEAR SALWAR KAMEEZ AND PALESTINIAN THOBES HOW WILL I BE MODEST!!! DO YOU WANT ME TO SIN!!
  • Converts of colour: chillin, staying in their lane, not appropriating anyone and managing to do just fine
  • Muslims of colour with internalized racism and inferiority complexes: THE POOR WHITE PEOPLE!! YOU, DOWNTRODDEN OPPRESSED OFTEN MISREPRESENTED WOMEN OF COLOUR, YOU ARE THE REAL WRONG DOERS HERE!!! WE USUALLY GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW CULTURE IS SEPARATE FROM RELIGION BHT WE SEEM TO HAVE SUFFERED A DIVORCE FROM REALITY!! THE POOR WHITE WOMEN, THEY ARE THE VICTIMS HERE! NOW I WILL VERBALLY ABUSE YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARENT ALREADY ABUSED ENOUGH BY SOCIETY TO MY LIKING!!!