Back to the classroom for me!

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You know how there are some books that seem to be written just for you?  Those books where an author is able to speak directly into our soul, and you read along, going, 'Yes, yes!' Those book that have the uncanny ability to put to words things and piece together ideas that you never knew you longed to hear and realize.

One of those books for me was Lauren Winner's memoir, Girl Meets God. In it, she tells the story of how she went from being an Orthodox Jew to believing in Christ (through a dream no less) and her insights into being a Christian. One of the things that struck me about her was how much depth her Jewish experience brought to her Christian faith, how Jewish traditions add meaning to so many things that the rest of us seem to miss--in reading the Bible but also in normal, everyday life.

Which is why, starting this week, Michael and I will be taking a 3-week-long class at a local synogogue: "An Introduction to Judaism." (Plus, it's free!) I can't wait!

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  1. Exciting! I think as Christians many of our Churches do not to enough to embrace the Jewish faith, in fact there are many festivals we can celebrate as believers (feast of trumpets etc). Can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. Agreed; I think knowing the Jewish practices and customs can really bring a rich perspective to our reading and understanding of the Bible. I will definitely share once my thoughts have a chance to far it's been very insightful in so many ways!


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