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Submitted by david pitts (United States), Sep 30, 2007 at 01:23

As someone who got emotionally caught up with Islam. Judaism is something I never really studied until i actually dove into it and then went and spent sometime in Israel. I in my personal life, practice kosher laws, celebrate the jewish holidays and recite jewish prayers. I found more in common wiht jewish spirituality and history than Islam. Judaism as a non-jew is very attractive due to its strict monotheism and requirements to study and it covers every aspect of life.

As an African-American I especially see a commonality between jewish struggles and black struggles here in the USA. How our community got so caught up with palestinian and Islamic causes is perplexing. However converting is a whole different story. First converting to immigrate to Israel, i would see no point in because i can travel to Israel freely ( despite the overbearing airport security LOL understood!!) as an American. Secondly would i really need to prove myself in front of other human beings. I mean G_d is the ultimate judge right. I consult with a rabbi on many things and quietly practice a hebraic/jewish way of life. At one point I may want to convert, but is it really necessary.

Toda Raba

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