Just because one is raised in a home and a family that practices a specific faith does not mean that one practices that faith as an adult.
Like many American Jews, former speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz was raised in a fairly religious home. But as an adult, she walked away from Judaism. But then a bad breakup forced her to re-evaluate how she saw the world. Ms. Hurwitz tells her story and what she learned about Judaism is her new book, entitled Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).
Published last fall, her journey started when she happened upon a flier advertising a Basic Judaism class. That class started her on a journey to rediscover her faith and the beautiful complexity that is Judaism.
This book is absolutely brilliant. I loved it because it spoke to me. My experience with Judaism is similar to the author’s experience. Her book reminded me that my faith, like any faith is not monolithic. It is full of different voices and different perspectives that are just as relevant today as they were in previous generations.
I absolutely recommend it.