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A well known political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, discovering undying knowledge and non secular connection in its age-vintage practices and traditions.

“Sarah Hurwitz was once Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this guide she turns into Judaism’s speechwriter.”—Adam Furnish, New York Instances bestselling creator of Give and Take, Originals, and co-creator of Option B

After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving as head speechwriter for First Woman Michelle Obama, a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and leader speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 presidential marketing campaign—Sarah Hurwitz made up our minds to use her abilities as a communicator to writing a guide . . . approximately Judaism. And no person is extra shocked than she is.

Hurwitz was once the indispensable lapsed Jew—till, at age thirty-six, after a tricky breakup, she came about upon an commercial for an introductory elegance on Judaism. She attended on a whim, however was once blown away via what she discovered: gorgeous rituals, useful steerage on dwelling a moral existence, conceptions of God past the judgy bearded guy within the sky—none of which she had realized in Hebrew college or throughout the 2 synagogue products and services she grudgingly attended every yr. That elegance resulted in a years-lengthy adventure throughout which Hurwitz visited the places of work of rabbis, attended Jewish meditation retreats, sat on the Shabbat tables of Orthodox households, and browse masses of books approximately Judaism—all in dogged pursuit of solutions to her greatest questions. What she discovered remodeled her existence, and she or he questioned: How may there be this sort of hole among the richness of what Judaism gives and the best way such a lot of Jews like her keep in mind and revel in it?

Sarah Hurwitz is on a undertaking to near this hole via sharing the profound insights she found out on the whole lot from Jewish vacations, ethics, and prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, loss of life, and social justice. On this exciting and out there guide, she displays us why Judaism issues and the way its message is extra related than ever, and she or he conjures up Jews to do the training, wondering, and debating required to make this faith their very own.

“Looking for which means within the historical scripture and traditions of Judaism, Sarah Hurwitz takes us Alongside on an enriching adventure of discovery. In Here All Alongside, she explores her birthright as a Jew and reveals undying and {valuable|useful} existence classes.”—David Axelrod, director of the College of Chicago Institute of Politics and previous senior marketing consultant to President Barack Obama

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