Where Should I Start Learning?


So, I am technically not Jewish, because of the matrilineal rule. So, by that rule, if I’m correct in my thinking, I’d have to convert. Unfortunately, my father, though Jewish, is not practicing, and therefore, I was not taught any information and I need to know that in order to live my life the way it should be lived. I am new to the idea of even being religious, as my mother is an atheist, and prejudiced against religious people. So, if I could have some assistance on how to start learning when I have no ability to go to a temple in person, that would be extremely helpful. Thank you!



  1. For Jewish information, I would recommend the following books to begin with:
    Gateway to Judaism by Rabbi Mordechai Becher
    Permission to Believe by L. Keleman
    Permission to Receive by L. Keleman
    Reason to Believe by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb

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