The Lord Will Gather Me in: My Journey to Jewish Orthodoxy

The Lord Will Gather Me in My Journey to Jewish Orthodoxy Why would a comfortably affluent well educated secular Jew seek out the rigorous discipline of traditional Jewish observance This is the intriguing question behind not just David Klinghoffer s perso

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  • Title: The Lord Will Gather Me in: My Journey to Jewish Orthodoxy
  • Author: David Klinghoffer
  • ISBN: 9780684823416
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Why would a comfortably affluent, well educated, secular Jew seek out the rigorous discipline of traditional Jewish observance This is the intriguing question behind not just David Klinghoffer s personal story, but the growing movement of Jewish ba alei teshuvah In recent decades, tens of thousands of young Jews have returned to Orthodox Judaism, responding in a startlWhy would a comfortably affluent, well educated, secular Jew seek out the rigorous discipline of traditional Jewish observance This is the intriguing question behind not just David Klinghoffer s personal story, but the growing movement of Jewish ba alei teshuvah In recent decades, tens of thousands of young Jews have returned to Orthodox Judaism, responding in a startling way to the spiritual hunger felt by millions of Americans They have found that Orthodoxy means not withdrawing from the world, but coming to feel God s presence in every facet of life Klinghoffer, one of these newly traditional Jews, also happens to be a highly articulate, sensitive, and sympathetic writer who states his beliefs so reasonably that readers will be hard pressed to explain why everyone isn t Orthodox.Writing with style and wit, Klinghoffer describes his secular Jewish parents his 70s Southern California upbringing, complete with professional disco dancers at his bar mitzvah and his first serious girlfriend, a committed Catholic Behind all these experiences are nagging questions Why do some Jews persist in observing Torah commandments that to the uninitiated seem impossibly esoteric After three millennia, why is the Jewish tradition still so puzzling and disturbing, to Jews no less than to non Jews Slowly, at first clumsily, young David explores traditional Judaism Wanting to do the right thing, he tries to ceremonially re circumcise himself in a bathtub at home at the age of 12 By adulthood he feels that God is guiding him in some particular direction An adoptee, he often thinks of the line from Psalm 27, Should my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will gather me in Yet even after two conversions, he doesn t understand the heart of Judaism until after he has set out to find his Swedish birth mother, a non Jew, who reveals to him a family secret that sends David on a research mission to Stockholm There, among 200 year old birth and death records from a Swedish church, he discovers what it means to be a Jew.

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    1. Very interesting story, an adopted boy raised by nonreligious Jewish parents who later becomes an Orthodox Jew and reconnects with his birth mother. Was circumcised four times. He wondered in the book if that was a record. Fascinating story about how he came to faith and why he believes in and follows Jewish law.

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