A Body Of Her Own
Ella Kanner grew up as a secular Jew until age 18. Today she is Orthodox, with insight into both sides of the Jewish experience. Her book reveals the emotional and spiritual response of different women to the inner sanctity of the Mikveh, the Jewish ritual of purification, one of Judaism’s oldest and most special ceremonies.
The Jewish Spy
The chance to save many lives could cost her the loss of her own family.
Poland 1938. Eve of the World War II. Rivka sends her husband and three beloved children to the United States, where they will find safe shelter from the war. She tells everyone that she is staying behind in order to care for her aging parents but her real reason is completely different. Beyond her work as librarian, Rivka serves as a spy for the Jewish underground, a critical role in the changing reality in Europe.