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About The Event
After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving for First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential campaign—Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book . . . about Judaism. And no one is more surprised than she is. Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew—until, at age thirty-six, after a tough breakup, she happened upon an advertisement for an introductory class on Judaism. That class led to a years-long journey all in pursuit of answers to her biggest question: How could there be such a gap between the richness of what Judaism offers and the way so many Jews like her understand and experience it? Hurwitz is on a mission to close this gap by sharing the profound insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death, and social justice. In this entertaining and accessible book, she shows us why Judaism matters and how its message is more relevant than ever, and she inspires Jews to do the learning, questioning, and debating required to make this religion their own.
Sponsored by Rabbi Carnie Rose & Mrs. Paulie Rose, Berger Memorial Chapel/Richard & Linda Stein and Emily Stein MacDonald
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