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Should I become observant?


Hope you are all safe and well. Lately, I have wanted to reconnect to my heritage and learn more about Judaism. I’ve read more about Jewish history, culture and theology, who we are and what we practice and believe. I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to discuss Judaism with other Jews, and get their perspective on observance and religiosity.

For my personal background, I’m an Ashkenazi Jew from the US. I’m an atheist and secular, raised without religion: no bar mitzvah, only been to a synagogue once, no holiday observance except Hanukkah (barely). My immediate family is also atheist and secular. I’ve never read the Tanakh or Talmud either.

Do you think I should become observant? To what degree? Why does/should it matter to me or anyone else?

Thank you for your consideration and understanding, saint-malo (ignore the “saint,” doesn’t mean anything lol)

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