Touch the Torah
From the time I was a young woman Judaism held a fascination for me. I liked the philosophy of Judaism and I believed the practice of Sabbath observance had not been changed by some divine inspiration. In fact, for many years before I actually converted, when the question of religion came up, I would often tell people I was Jewish. Needless to say, when I had the opportunity to start attending services I did so with much gusto and enthusiasm. I was very mystified by the Hebrew, the rituals and just the whole way of conducting the service. I attended faithfully and followed the service by reading the English as the others read the Hebrew.