Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
A television producer who moonlights as a cantor, an actress who leaves her husband for their nanny and enters a mikvah to mark the transition, a young widow who gets her hair colored to prepare for the unveiling of her husband’s gravestone – In her debut collection Moving Waters, award winning writer Racelle Rosett explores the unexpected role of ancient ritual as it informs the lives of members of a Reform Jewish community in Hollywood.
Guided by the compassionate leadership of Rabbi Beth, members of the young rabbi’s congregation discover themselves, their connection to each other and to God. Set against the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles, Rosett’s stories help us to know these characters whose losses and struggles are deeply felt, in each story revealing the importance of faith in a seemingly faithless place.
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