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The Resource The skeptic and the rabbi : falling in love with faith : a memoir, Judy Gruen

The skeptic and the rabbi : falling in love with faith : a memoir, Judy Gruen

Label
The skeptic and the rabbi : falling in love with faith : a memoir
Title
The skeptic and the rabbi
Title remainder
falling in love with faith : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Judy Gruen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Judy Gruen walked down the aisle and into her Orthodox Jewish future, her bouquet quivered in her shaky hand. Having grown up in the zeitgeist that proclaimed, "If it feels good, do it," was she really ready to live the life of "rituals, rules, and restraints" that the Torah prescribed? Skeptic and the Rabbi is a rare memoir with historical depth, spirituality, and intelligent humor. Gruen speaks with refreshing honesty about what it means to remain authentic to yourself while charting a new yet ancient spiritual path at odds with the surrounding culture, and writes touchingly about her family, including her two sets of grandparents, who influenced her in wildly opposite ways. As she navigates her new life with the man she loves and the faith she also loves--surviving several awkward moments, including when the rabbi calls to tell her that she accidentally served unkosher food to her Shabbat guests--Gruen brings the reader right along for the ride. Reading this wry, bold and compelling memoir, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and when you're finished, you may also have a sudden craving for chicken matzo ball soup--kosher, of course."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruen, Judy
Dewey number
296.714/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
BM729.P7
LC item number
.G78 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gruen, Judy
  • Jewish converts
  • Jews
  • Women authors, American
  • Jews
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Spiritual biography
Label
The skeptic and the rabbi : falling in love with faith : a memoir, Judy Gruen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide with discussion questions (pages 217-219)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Michael Medved -- Introduction -- Wedding day -- The grandparents I have to thank -- Seven circles -- "Every family in the world ..." -- Journeys near and far -- Back in the USSR -- The gallery of regrettable dates -- Growing conflict -- Meeting Rabbi Lapin -- Friendships lost and found -- Decision time -- The plunge -- The talking donkey -- Dinner with Charlie -- The ritual bath -- Can I still say that? -- Hi, my name is Judy and I'm a religious fanatic -- Hair today, hidden tomorrow -- Through a child's eyes -- Out in the world -- Grandpa's little girl -- Seven circles
Control code
ocn970684663
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781631523021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017938479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970684663
Label
The skeptic and the rabbi : falling in love with faith : a memoir, Judy Gruen
Publication
Note
Includes a Reader's Guide with discussion questions (pages 217-219)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Michael Medved -- Introduction -- Wedding day -- The grandparents I have to thank -- Seven circles -- "Every family in the world ..." -- Journeys near and far -- Back in the USSR -- The gallery of regrettable dates -- Growing conflict -- Meeting Rabbi Lapin -- Friendships lost and found -- Decision time -- The plunge -- The talking donkey -- Dinner with Charlie -- The ritual bath -- Can I still say that? -- Hi, my name is Judy and I'm a religious fanatic -- Hair today, hidden tomorrow -- Through a child's eyes -- Out in the world -- Grandpa's little girl -- Seven circles
Control code
ocn970684663
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781631523021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017938479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970684663

Library Locations

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