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A Baptist Among the Jews

Mary Blye Howe

A Baptist Among the Jews

Mary Blye Howe

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Like most Christians, Mary Blye Howe was uninformed about Jewish ritual and tradition. To satisfy her curiosity she joined a Jewish study group held in the home of a Hasidic rabbi. "A Baptist Among the Jews" is Howe's first-person account of her eye-opening experience of studying with that welcoming group and how this experience led her to a deeper, richer relationship with her God. While learning about the traditions of Judaism and studying the Torah, Howe discovered a new world of worship and ritual that expanded her experience to include several different Jewish groups, among them Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox. She reveled in the joys of arguing with God (even though God always wins), synagogue-hopping on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and dancing with a sefer torah through the streets of Dallas. Page after page, we join Howe on her religious quest and discover how her once-narrow concept of God has expanded with her ability to read the scriptures and understand this new faith

- Publisher "At the heart of A Baptist Among the Jews is a willingness to enter into fellowship. Thanks both to Mary Blye Howe's chutzpah and to the warmth and generosity of her Jewish hosts, we too are invited . . . . I hope some bright young independent film director will be alert to the potential of Howe's story, which could become another "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."" ^ &- From the Foreword by John Wilson, editor, Christianity Today and Books and Culture ^ "The great Jewish theologian Martin Buber once wisely observed that religions are like houses of worship and that you can only look through the windows from the outside of those other than your own. Mary Blye Howe comes disturbingly close to proving him wrong. She is clearly a Baptist but she has peered through the windows of so many different Jewish prayer halls that she has acquired a remarkably clear vision of American Judaism. Or, to put it another way, Ms. Howe seems simply to have done it all and got it right . . . . this book is kosher." ^ &- From the Afterword by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author, "Honey from the Rock" ^ "This book does not so much explain Judaism as much as it provides a 'feel' as to what it means to enter into Judaism as an outsider. You will get a taste of the mystical and joyful excitement of our Jewish friends that will carry you way beyond any understanding of Judaism

- Publisher

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About "A Baptist Among the Jews"

Like most Christians, Mary Blye Howe was uninformed about Jewish ritual and tradition. To satisfy her curiosity she joined a Jewish study group held in the home of a Hasidic rabbi. "A Baptist Among the Jews" is Howe's first-person account of her eye-opening experience of studying with that welcoming group and how this experience led her to a deeper, richer relationship with her God. While learning about the traditions of Judaism and studying the Torah, Howe discovered a new world of worship and ritual that expanded her experience to include several different Jewish groups, among them Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox. She reveled in the joys of arguing with God (even though God always wins), synagogue-hopping on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and dancing with a sefer torah through the streets of Dallas. Page after page, we join Howe on her religious quest and discover how her once-narrow concept of God has expanded with her ability to read the scriptures and understand this new faith
- Publisher

"At the heart of A Baptist Among the Jews is a willingness to enter into fellowship. Thanks both to Mary Blye Howe's chutzpah and to the warmth and generosity of her Jewish hosts, we too are invited . . . . I hope some bright young independent film director will be alert to the potential of Howe's story, which could become another "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."" ^ &- From the Foreword by John Wilson, editor, Christianity Today and Books and Culture ^ "The great Jewish theologian Martin Buber once wisely observed that religions are like houses of worship and that you can only look through the windows from the outside of those other than your own. Mary Blye Howe comes disturbingly close to proving him wrong. She is clearly a Baptist but she has peered through the windows of so many different Jewish prayer halls that she has acquired a remarkably clear vision of American Judaism. Or, to put it another way, Ms. Howe seems simply to have done it all and got it right . . . . this book is kosher." ^ &- From the Afterword by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author, "Honey from the Rock" ^ "This book does not so much explain Judaism as much as it provides a 'feel' as to what it means to enter into Judaism as an outsider. You will get a taste of the mystical and joyful excitement of our Jewish friends that will carry you way beyond any understanding of Judaism
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mary Blye Howe

Mary Blye Howe (Duncanville, TX) is a cradle Southern Baptist who has found a warm, welcoming second home among several Jewish congregations in the Dallas, Texas area. She has published over 100 articles in more than 60 diverse periodicals, including Entrepreneur, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Tribune. A

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments. Foreword By John Wilson. Chapter One: Hanging With The Jews. Chapter Two: Arguing With God. Chapter Three: Dancing With The Torah. Chapter Four: Discovering The Passionate Hebrew God. Chapter Five: Women In Yarmulkes. Chapter Six: Men In Black Hats. Chapter Seven: Hungering For My Roots. Chapter Eight: A Spiritual Journey. Afterword By Rabbi Lawrence Kushner. Judaism 101. Glossary. Recommended Reading. Notes. References. The Author.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 204207
  • Product Code 0787965588
  • EAN 9780787965587
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jossey Bass
  • Publication Date Jun 2003
  • Dimensions 242 x 159 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.435kg

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