Levy, one of the first women to be ordained as a Conservative rabbi, often counseled her congregants when they faced problems. But when her daughter, Noa, was diagnosed with a potentially fatal degenerative disease, she found herself unprepared for the crisis. Putting her life on hold, Levy focused on finding a way to heal her daughter. As she moved through her journey of pain, she eventually realized that she needed to restart her own life and learn to live well despite her family circumstances. Ironically, Noa supplied the necessary inspiration, accepting her physical and learning disabilities while persevering and maintaining an optimistic attitude. An honest account of a family struggle as well as a tribute to a very strong mother-daughter bond, this will appeal to those who gravitate toward self-help books based on Jewish wisdom. --Barbara Bibel
Praise for HOPE WILL FIND YOU
"A breathtaking journey of concern and connection, fear and faith. Rabbi Levy lets us in and allows us to see the human face of spirituality."
-Jamie Lee Curtis
"A sign of a great book is that while you're reading it, you're thinking of all the people you are going to give it to, Naomi Levy's Hope Will Find You is that book. This is a deeply affecting memoir that you may want, but you unquestionably need. It blew me away."
-Julie Klam, author Please Excuse My Daughter and You Had Me at Woof
"Naomi Levy gained much wisdom from the tribulations of her own family. We can gain that wisdom by reading her moving book about it."
-Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
“This beautifully written, personal and poignant story carries the universal truth that patient wisdom keeps the doors to celebration and gratitude always open.”
-Sylvia Boorstein, Author of Happiness is an Inside Job
"If you're reading this blurb, then believe me: This book is extraordinary. The storytelling is profoundly moving, the message of not giving up or giving in even more so, and Rabbi Naomi Levy's ability to draw out meaning from biblical texts is innovative and profound. I opened up the book late one evening, and didn't put it down until I finished."
-Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics
“An inspiring, honest and beautifully written memoir; you will be grateful it found you.”
-Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple Los Angeles, author of Why Faith Matters
It's difficult to communicate wisdom. Naomi Levy does a wonderful job in this book. The ability to find strength and meaning,
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I chose this book for my turn hosting our book discussion group. All who attended, enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Louise
A book to help you through challenges and to bring you "HOPE." Good book to gift to others as well.Published 13 months ago by Louise
This is such a hopeful book; great for friends going through a rough patch! I gave as a gift and it was very appreciated.Published 15 months ago by skr
The subject matter was thought provoking. I found the writing style a little self indulgent but it is worth the readlPublished 15 months ago by grandmanene
Naomi Levy is the most wonderful story-teller. Her story about daughter, Noa is both heart-wrenching and inspirational. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Susan Miller