“The subtitle says it all. . . . Through general scenarios, personal reflections, suggestions for defusing tensions, and real answers to real questions, Jaffe encourages readers to treat each other with courage and respect in a way that strengthens the family rather than destroys it.”
“An exquisitely sensitive presentation of the most volatile issues confronted by the newly religious and their parents. Azriela Jaffe speaks straight to the heart of people on both sides of the fence. She is the relaxed and reasonable voice we all hoped would some day write a book on this topic.”
–Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen, author of To Kindle a Soul: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents and Teachers
“A useful introduction to the problems of maintaining harmonious relationships between the newly observant beginner and his or her family.”
–Rabbi Akiva Tatz, author of Living Inspired and Letters to a Buddhist Jew
“A compelling and penetrating explanation of all the Orthodox laws that have ever provoked the ire of non-Orthodox Jews. Proud but non-judgmental, compassionate and fair, Azriela Jaffe points the way to love, respect, and acceptance between newly observant Jews and their less-observant families.”
–Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values
From the Hardcover edition.