A Jewish Girl & a Not-So-Jewish Boy: A Memoir from New Jersey to Hawaii


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Sandra is a Jewish girl, studying theatre arts at Rutgers College and more interested in dating around than diving into a serious relationship. Don is a wrestler, a guitar player who loves hanging around the girls dormitory and is a Presbyterian. He keeps a toothbrush in his back pocket at all times because he never knows what might turn up. When this Jewish girl and not-so-Jewish boy meet, what turns up is an entertaining, interfaith relationship that brings new challenges and plenty of heartfelt moments.

But Sandra M. Z. Armstrongs memoir is more than an endearing love storyits a straightforward, laypersons guide to understanding, adopting, and practicing Judaism. Whether you are currently inor consideringan interfaith relationship or simply want to learn more about Judaism, this book is a source of inspiration for anyone struggling to achieve religious balance. You will find her descriptions of Shabbat, festivals, celebrations, and community connections as accessible ways to gradually adopt and implement a Jewish lifestyle.

Find out how Sandra and Don make it work, then see if you can too. By the end, you may be inspired to write about your own spiritual journey.

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