This Jewish Life

This Jewish Life

Stories of Discovery, Connection and Joy

In This Jewish Life, many voices join as one to portray the many facets of contemporary Judaism. Their stories will carry readers, Jew and non-Jew alike, through twelve months of Jewish living.

This book features over fifty voices which enable readers to experience a calendar’s worth of Judaism’s strengths — community, healing, transformation of the human spirit, and the influence of the Divine. Within these pages are stories of joyous engagement and poignant loss.

Award-winning journalist Debra B. Darvick brings together inspiring moments of truth, encounters of insight, healing and transformation within the framework of Jewish life. Beginning with accounts of bris and Rosh Hashana and closing with ones of Tisha B’Av and kaddish, This Jewish Life reflects the twin timelines of the Jewish calendar.

This Jewish Life is a great for:

  • Readers with an interest in the rhythms of Jewish life
  • Your synagogue’s newest members
  • Synagogue book clubs
  • Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Youth discussion groups
  • Those teaching and attending conversion classes
  • Any special bar or bat mitzvah
  • Family members whose loved ones have chosen Judaism
  • Anyone, simply anyone, who enjoys a good story

This Jewish Life Reviews

“…an impressive anthology of inspirational true tales structured about Jewish holidays and landmark days. … ‘This Jewish Life’ is a welcome contribution to Judaic Studies reading lists for Jews and Gentiles.”

Midwest Book Review on

“If you know nothing or little about Judaism, this book will give you an outline of our customs and traditions, along with uplifting personal stories. A must have!”

Angela Maddahi on

More from Debra

Debra also is a popular blogger and freely shares fresh insights and ideas with readers online. Read her essays here.

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