The Jewish Book Council Reviews Abigail Pogrebin’s “Adventures in Judaism”

Author: Abigail Pogrebin

March 10, 2017

“The book chronicles Pogrebin’s adventures in Judaism, from Elul, the period of reflection that precedes Rosh Hashanah, to the final Shabbat of the year. Pogrebin logged her thoughts, feelings, and experiences in detail while interviewing dozens of rabbis and Jewish academics on the Torah and observing the holidays at synagogues of all denominations….Though it required uncomfortable tasks such as wrestling with an unwieldy shofar for a month and enduring multiple fasts, the calendar proved a tidy framework for discovering the fullness of the religion.”

Read Jaclyn Trop’s full review for the Jewish Book Council online.