JudeTaylor (judetaylor) wrote in jewishgirlscrew,

Newb, in more ways than one

Hey peeps.

this may sounds kind of odd to many of you, but I've just found out I'm Jewish and it's a bit of a shock to the system.

I've always known about Jewish traditions, as I was brought up in a strict Christian family who believed in the whole of the Bible and never hid the fact that Jesus was a Jew (something many people seem to forget!!), and felt some kind of connection with the Jews which I never understood.

A few months ago my dad was looking over some of my mum's family history and the name Moses came up. We looked into it and it was a woman on my mum's mum's mum's mum's..... side who was Jewish. So according to Jewish tradition I'm Jewish, apparently.

I have to say, it was really weird to find out when you're an adult and you think you know everything about yourself. It did explain why I felt such a connection to Jewish people and why I've always felt a strong calling to go to Isreal. I've always felt like I'm being called "home", but never knew why.

OK, I sound like a nutter, but this is truly how I've felt.

Anyway, I decided to join here because I only know 2 Jewish people and they're not the most knowledgable about it because, like me, they found out about their heritage as adults. Basically, I want to learn about what it means to be a Jew and get to know Jewish people.
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