Recommended Reading

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Kabbalah: A Love Story (Lawrence Kushner)

The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism (Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin)

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (A.J. Jacobs)

The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land (Donna Rosenthal)

A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood (Raymond P. Scheindlin)

Choosing Judaism (Lydia J. Kukoff)

Jewish With Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice (Zalman Schachter and Joel Segel)

The Sabbath (Abraham Joshua Heschel). A short, thoughtful treatise on what Shabbat means to the Jewish people.

The Red Tent: A Novel (Anita Diamant)

The Art of Torah Cantillation, Volume 1, by Marshall Portnoy and Josee Wolff. Paperback self-guided text with CD.

The Art of Cantillation, Volume 2: A Step-by-Step Guide to Chanting Haftarot and Megillot, by Marshall Portnoy and Josee Wolff. Paperback self-guided text with CD.

Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults (Book 1), by Linda Motzkin and Hara Person

Aleph Isn’t Enough: Hebrew for Adults (Book 2), by Linda Motzkin and Hara Person

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