Eleanor Mallet’s new book is a personal memoir about her exploration and rediscovery of her Jewish identity. Raised in an assimilated Jewish home, Mallet was familiar with many of the cultural traditions and obligations of Judaism. However, it was not until her adult sons became religious that she began to delve into the meaning of her own Jewish identity, culminating in her own study of Hebrew and Jewish history, a trip to Israel and eventually to Germany as well.
This book will be particularly interesting for those Jews who were raised in Jewish homes, but gained new understanding of their Jewish identity through the religious journeys of their children.
Barbara S. Cohen is a trial attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in child abuse cases. She is a member of NAMI and a supporter of NARSAD, and is an advocate for those who suffer from mental illness.