Saturday, April 30, 2016
Casting Lots by Susan Silverman
The author grew up in a secular Jewish home and has become a rabbi in her current life. She is devout and anxious and comes across in this memoir as very human and approachable. Her fears are perhaps greater than average, but everyone can relate to them. She reflects on the human condition in a way that is almost soothing to read. The thing that is particularly special about her is that she has a passion for adopting children, which she has done twice personally, but also is quite supportive of what can be a daunting process. I lack that capability so it was refreshing to read someone who embraces it so completely. A short and memorable read.