As some of you know, I’ve become something of a Torah study geek of late. Weirder still – my sister is now hooked, too.
It’s something I never ever never pictured myself doing. I thought it was for people who, you know, believed that Torah is the word of God, and that we’re supposed to do things because the Torah said so, unquestioning. Not me. Never me. I am a Reconstructionist Jew who sees divinity in the miracles of the universe — like the tides, sunsets, and the way my brain is telling my fingers how to move so I can express my ideas to you. I can get a little spiritual, but don’t begin to tell me that God wrote us a story or that, come Yom Kippur, he is taking names.
So how did I become a Torah Study groupie?
Read all about it in this week’s Jewish Journal, available in print for you traditionalists, too.