August 29, 2013
The Chameleon in the Closet traces the universal journey parents take as their children try to find their place in the world. When her older son broke with his Conservative Jewish upbringing and plunged into Orthodoxy, BJ Rosenfeld was confronted with the challenge of accepting or rejecting his rigorous beliefs. Somewhere along the way she became a chameleon changing her clothing and demeanor, not at whim, but to suit the situation and the circumstances. Her closet now contains two distinct wardrobes:shorts, slacks and sleeveless tops for the world she lives in; long skirts and long-sleeved blouses for the world in which her sons both exist. With candor, passion and humor, The Chameleon in the Closet gives the reader a fascinating glimpse inside the world of Orthodox Judaism. This memoir is a unique tribute to all parents who stand behind their children’s life-altering decisions.