A former speechwriter for Michelle and Barack Obama long considered herself a secular Jew. But after Sarah Hurwitz signed up for an introductory Judaism class on a whim, she took a deep dive into centuries of Jewish texts, interpretations and debates that gave her a new moral compass.

Hurwitz joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss her new book, “Here All Along.”

This segment aired on December 30, 2019. Listen here.