"Embracing Judaism is a book that speaks to the heart, from its title to its warm, lucid, and inclusive tone. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the values and practices of Judaism -- meaning everyone who cares about Jewish life today." -- Francine Klagsbrun, author of Jewish Days: A Book of Jewish Life and Culture Around the Year.
"In this wonderful volume, Rabbi Kling conveys his deep love of God and the Jewish tradition, and provides a masterful summary fo Judaism's distinctive spiritual and ethical message. I highly recommend it for prospective Jews by choice and all those interested in Judaism as a religious faith and a holy way of life." -- Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, President, Union of American Hebew Congregations
"More than Judaism 101, more than a convert's primer, this book delivers the basics of Jewish tradition with remarkable sensitivity, clarity, and inclusiveness born of lovingkindness. Rachel Cowan's essay alone is worth the cover price." -- Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America.
About the Author
Rabbi Simcha Kling 1922-1991) was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also earned a master's degree in Hebrew literature and a doctorate in Hebrew letters. He was a pulipt rabbi for over forty years.
Rabbi Carl M. Perkins, who revised the book, is the spiritual leader of Temple Aliyah in Needham, MA. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Wexner graduate fellowship program, he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1991.