New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion

New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion

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The New Jew is a story of an unexpected road to conversion, from Sally's first culture shock in synagogue, through encounters with rabbis that left her feeling alienated, to the warmth of Jewish friends and family who drew her in. Woven into the story is Sallya€™s relationship with Bernice, her Manhattanite Jewish mother-in-law, whose unexpected death offers a particular poignancy to her journey.As a little girl I had thought that my favorite priest, Father Joe, would one day conduct my wedding ceremony, but the idea had long ago been quashed. Not only were my ties to the Catholic Church nonexistent, the ideaof a Jew getting married in the church seemed ... Asaresult, Ihadno template forwhat our ceremony would looklike. Eliminating thehourlong mass complete withhomily and communion, traditionalin Catholicism, as wellasa Jewish service, of which Iwould understand little, Ianbsp;...

Title:New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion
Author: Sally Friedes
Publisher:John Hunt Publishing - 2010-05-11

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