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Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living Hardcover – September 21, 2010

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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

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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
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; First Edition edition (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385531702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385531702
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Naomi Levy saw her dream, her dreams, come true. As a child she dreamed of being a rabbi--even if, as she was told, "Girls can't be rabbis." She graduated from a Conservative rabbinical seminary, a member of the first entering class with women members. Like many young women, she dreamed of a soul-mate husband and a family. Rob Eshman appeared, as shortly, did Adi and then Noa. The family prospered, the career took off. Life was good.

One thing Levy preached and Levy lived: don't wait for life to begin when fill-in-the blank (get the degree, get married, lose weight, gain weight) happens. Life is here. Live now. Then Levy's own dream-life ended. Her world crashed one Sabbath evening when a doctor called and callously announced that five-year-old daughter Noa had a degenerative and eventually fatal disease. Even though this death sentence was later commuted to a wait-and-see, it-could-be-something-else probation, life for the family changed forever. Especially for Levy, life changed.

Now she was one of the people who need help. One of the people waiting for something to happen. Her child became her career. Treatments, therapies, time in the car, time in the waiting room. The dream was a nightmare, pulling down not only Levy but her family.

Have faith! Naomi did--hers wasn't lost; it was misplaced. Through the help of her family, a study partner, and the memory of the strong religious background her father instilled, she found it, realizing "things get better."

In Hope Will Find You, Levy recounts the journey to the better place--it was, and is not a straight road but a curving, unfolding and sometimes rocky one.
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The book "Hope Will Find You" is a gripping story of a mother's challenge to seek her own voice and inner self in the face of her daughter's special needs and disabilities. Naomi Levy writes about the various moments in her own life in a very direct, honest and even humorous way. The bigger lesson in this wonderful book is that life can begin at any point. Seizing the moment NOW is the skill which helps us understand the title of the book, "Hope Will Find You".
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Hope Will Find You has something for everyone. You will laugh, cry and be moved in profound ways. A gifted writer, Rabbi Levy is able to transform her stories into enjoyable and inspiring lessons for life. Not only did I learn life lessons, but many insightful teachings from the Jewish tradition. You will want to read this book and buy copies for many friends!
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Having loved Naomi Levy's first book, To Begin Again, for many years, I was excited to read her latest work. I was not disappointed! I was moved by her personal story of struggle, as she faced one of humanity's common fears: what will the future hold? Levy writes with compassion, spiritual depth and humor, in a way that grabs the reader and won't let go. This book has the power to bring healing to many.
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This was a wonderfully written book by an amazing and strong woman who shared the story of the struggle of raising a child with special need. As an Occupational Therapist for children, it gave me much insight on how parents deal with the challenges of raising a special child. I loved the book and highly recommend it.
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Naomi Levy is such a beautiful person. She's very high up on my list of favorite human beings ever, up there with Desmond Tutu. If only she was my age and single! Curses! :)

This book doesn't try to give definitive "answers" to the great trials of our lives, but it is deeply thoughtful and will be very encouraging and helpful to anyone that comes looking for guidance. In the spirit of Judaism, the book is less about getting the right answers than it is about asking the right questions. I think when it comes to God and life, it is not authoritativeness but rather the traits of humility and vulnerability that speak to someone's character as a sage.

The book is structured primarily as a memoir, and embedded in Naomi's experiences and the stories of the people she meets there are more gems of wisdom than I can count. Just when it seemed like her message hit a high point, and I thought the book could only go down from there, she would keep the hits coming. If there was such a measurement as "insights per page," this book would blow most others out of the water!

If you want to read something that takes you from a place of pain to one of strength and inspiration -- here it is.
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This is just a beautiful book from start to finish. The basic story of the book is the author's struggles around her daughter's disabilities and possible life threatening medical condition. But because the author is honest and kind her story is both personal and universal. Even if you have no experience wth disability issues this book will give you a quiet hope. Just lovely. Glad you are back Rabbi Levy.
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To Begin Again is one of my all time favorite books so I was hesitant to read Hope Will Find You thinking that it couldn't be as wonderful. I was wrong. Hope Will Find You doesn't deserve 5 stars, it deserves more. It is a beautiful book that I want to read again and give copies to my friends. While the book focuses on Rabbi Levy's journey with her daughter's disabilities (and fear of it being a potentially fatal prognosis), the wisdom here goes way beyond a parent's fears. Rabbi Levy is a master story teller and she weaves in Jewish learning in such an inspiring way that any reader would appreciate (even those of other faiths). Naomi shares her own vulnerabilities and uncertainties to help you accept your own and be more understanding of others. While she focuses on the goodness around her she also is quite honest about the doctors who were not optimistic or kind. If you are looking for a book that is truly what is meant by inspirational, do yourself a favor and run and get this book.
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