Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery

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BasicBooks, 1997 - Religion - 250 pages
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"Nan Fink converted to Judaism at midlife. Her decision to convert was neither logical nor linear; it had its roots in experiences as diverse as exploring the creek near her childhood home and protesting the Vietnam War. But once she converted, she found that adopting this new identity was far more difficult than she had anticipated." "This finely nuanced work explores the uncertainty, the pain, and the joy that accompany major life changes. Told with great candor and insight, Stranger in the Midst is an inspiration for all who seek spiritual wholeness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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There is a saying that it's hard to be a Jew. In this deeply moving memoir, Fink, a cofounder of Tikkun magazine, shows that it's equally hard to become a Jew. Fink's tale is filled with sad ironies ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1997)

Nan Fink, Ph.D., co-directs Chochmat HaLev, a Jewish renewal center of learning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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