Given the rest of the questions you seem to answer on this site this may seem a little weird, but here goes...
I'm currently dating a nice Jewish boy (tm) who isn't actually all that observant but loves the fact that he's Jewish. Lately I've been thinking more and more about converting to Judaism but I can't tell if that's because he's Jewish or because it's something that I really identify with.
Since he's not observant (he eats bacon!) I am pretty sure it's not his influence. I don't even know if I'd be able to drag him to services with me on weekends.
So, what do you think? How can I figure out if Judaism is really right for me?
Dear Confused Shiksa,
To be or not to be Jewish is the question.
I think it would be a good idea to speak to a Rabbi first of all. He will certainly discuss this with you and tell you all that you will have to learn to accomplish this endeavor. I can tell you it is not easy and should be given a lot of thought. Once you have taken on this "journey" you should follow the rules in earnest.
Have you discussed this with your parents? Changing your religion is serious business. I would like to hear your decision after you have spoken with your parents and the Rabbi.
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