“Jessica tells the story of her struggle for authenticity and belonging with honesty and humor, even as we spiral, intensely, to the core of her being and identity — to her unapologetic, truest self.”
–Rabbi Susan Silverman, Author of Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World and Activist including founder of KAMOCHA: A Jewish Response to Refugees, on the Board of Directors of Women of the Wall, on the International Council of The New Israel Fund, and founding director of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family – And a Community.
“Jessica’s story provides a critical perspective for both Israelis and American Jewry. For all its sharp criticism of different facets of life in Israel, it is a Zionist treatise anchored in a deep love for the State and its people. At the same time, it presents a challenging indictment of the new generation of American Jewry. This is not a story of black and white, but rather of Jewish life’s complexity, of core values, and of the realities facing both major Jewish communities.”
–Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of Hiddush, an organization advancing religious freedom and equality in Israel, and internationally renowned leader and advocate of religious liberty and the liberal movements of Judaism.
“With wit, wisdom, and tears, Jessica Fishman, an idealist, a Zionist, and a Jew everywhere but Israel, tells of her encounter with Israel’s despicable refusal to accept non-Orthodox conversions. She wins some and loses some as she engages our emotions together with hers.”