Girl Meets God: The Gift of Being a Jewish Woman
By Joannie Tansky
Penina Press / Urim Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books
$21.95 Paper original
Glistening with the colors of her evolving religious life (as a ba'alat teshuva) with warmth, humor and the sixth sense elicited from an evolving awareness, Joannie Tansky creates an absorbing read for anyone interested in the power of faith and the possibilities that open up to a woman in search of her spiritual self. Her vignettes span more than seventeen years of experiences embracing the feminine point of view of Judaism including Shabbat, kashrut, mikvah, menopause, holidays, and world travel visiting Jewish institutions. One goal of her writing is to inspire those who are already Torah observant, yet find themselves feeling stale or bored. Another is to allay the fears of women (and perhaps men) who are just beginning their journey, explaining with humor and depth that one does not have to embrace all of Judaism at once.
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