by Yael Unterman
Young men and women in Jerusalem, London, and New York seek identity, spiritual clarity, and that nice Jewish girl or boy. Along the way, they manage to survive being pelted with fruit in synagogue, internet dating during the Second Intifada, a romance with a potential terrorist, an existential crisis on an El Al plane, and being blacklisted from dating in Manhattan of 2029. Nothing can eliminate the hope of these heroic individuals. Unsure if they are starring in a tragedy or a comedy, they persistently aim for a deeper connection, a more meaningful life.
Yael Unterman grew up in the UK and now resides in Jerusalem. After attending an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish high school, she moved to Israel to pursue advanced Torah studies, and went on to earn a BA in Psychology and advanced degrees in Jewish History and Creative Writing. She lectures worldwide and has published in a variety of forums. Her first book, Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar (Urim) was a finalist in the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards. Visit her website at www.yaelunterman.com.