With Roots in Heaven: One Woman's Passionate Journey Into the Heart of Her Faith

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Nov 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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At age seventeen, Tirzah Firestone left the oppressive home of her Orthodox Jewish parents and set off on a spiritual odyssey. With Roots in Heaven, is the story of that journey, a fascinating and moving account of a courageous woman with strong convictions and a passion to know and feel God. It is also a book that goes beyond one person's story of wandering and redemption to explore the dangers of modern religion and the joys and conflicts of intermarriage and raising interfaith children. An unforgettable story of love, sacrifice, and transformation -- of grace sought and found -- With Roots in Heaven offers hope, wisdom, and encouragement to anyone seeking deeper spiritual meaning in today's world.

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I have finally, FINALLY found the book that echoes so many of my sentiments and experiences. Such a valuable book for anyone struggling with their own Judaism! Read full review

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I found this book hidden in the Shir Ami library! Tirzah Firestone was raised in a rigid Orthodox household and she ends up ordained as a Renewal rabbi, married to a minister! Quite an amazing autobiography. She went everywhere in search of a faith. Read full review

Contents

The Long Road to Freedom
1
Ostrich Fever
32
Altared States
52
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Rabbi TIRZAH FIRESTONE is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and the founding rabbi of the Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder, Colorado. As one of the leading woman rabbis in America, she teaches and lectures widely on Jewish spiritual practices and meditation. Rabbi Firestone is the author of With Roots in Heaven: One Womans Journey to the Heart of Her Faith.

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