Stranger in the midst: a memoir of spiritual discovery

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BasicBooks, Feb 6, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
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A moving memoir of life change, this poignant and gracefully written work explores how one woman defied her upbringing by converting to Judaism in a quest for spiritual meaning. Born Christian, Nan Fink found her path to Judaism far more difficult than she had anticipated. She nevertheless found the courage and strength within herself to fulfill her dream. Fink tells her story with passion and candor.

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Stranger in the midst: a memoir of spiritual discovery

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Fink converted to Judaism despite the discouragement and resistance she encountered as a convert and as a woman, from both her Christian family and from the Orthodox Jewish community she wished to ... Read full review

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Excellent book and first person account of becoming a "Jew by Choice." It was a very emotional story - full of twists and turns. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Nan Fink Gefen has taught Jewish meditation to

hundreds of students across the country. She cofounded

Tikkun magazine in 1985, and is currently

the co-founding editor of Persimmon Tree: An

Online Magazine of the Arts.