Wow it has been a long while from answering questions. If you are still waiting for an answer than sorry, am currently doing the quickest to answer first. So the other day I got this question.
Hi, I’ve believed in Christianity my entire life. Recently i’ve been interested in Judaism and im wondering, if im not jewish, but no longer believe Jesus is the Messiah ( i now believe Judaism is correct ), how do i worship God now? How do i pray now? Do i have to convert? do i have to celebrate all the jewish holidays which i dont fully understand?
The simple answer is no. First of all you do not need to convert to Judaism nor follow any of it’s holidays (although there is nothing stopping you but let it be known you are not Jewish – everything is a place for learning). The core things you need to do is simply follow the Noahide laws which are (and I am sure you actually already know them).
- Prohibition of Idolatry
- Prohibition of Murder
- Prohibition of Theft
- Prohibition of Sexual immorality
- Prohibition of Blasphemy
- Prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive
- Establishment of courts of law
And that is it. You do not need to do anything beyond those other than being a nice person and all that stuff. Pop down to your local Shul as many offer services for non Jews and maybe after a while you might be interested in converting to Judaism at which point the local Rabbi can help.
And as for praying, I would go with whatever suits you best. If you wish to speak to G’d while holding your hands, go for it. If you want to just sit in a room and think, go for it. I hope that has helped answer your question Sam.