Through conversation, journal entries, and actual e-mail dialogue,Judaism Online: Confronting Spirituality on the Internettells the true story of one womans remarkable spiritual journey. In her search for fulfillment and meaning, Susan M. Zakar moved from fundamentalist Christianity to Conservative and Reform Judaism to long stints of almost ignoring God, to, in the end, Orthodox Judaism.
Written over the Internet and based on a thirty-year journal, this unique volume is a discussion between Zakar and Rabbi Dovid Y.B. Kauffman, who became her mentor after she raised the question of womens role in Judaism on the Internet. The frank conversations that ensued confront issues of spirituality, Jewish law and observance, relationships, and truth with sensitivity and understanding.
Sympathetic to the dilemma of faith in a secular world, yet recognizing the enduring value of a life committed to Torah andmitzvoth, Judaism Online shares the challenges and triumphs of the convert and also clearly demonstrates the remarkable potential the Internet offers for spreading the beauty of Judaism.show more