"At once confrontational, comforting, and hilarious
this is the definitive 'Who am I? and why am I?' book
for Jews of our generation. I can only hope to one day
contribute to a collection this rigorous, this touching,
and this important for the question of our identity
as Jews."

— Mayim Bialik

Ph.D., author of Beyond the Sling

LIVING JEWISHLY: A SNAPSHOT OF A GENERATION, is a collection of personal essays and memoirs from Jewish 20- and 30-somethings from across the country. Each contributor brings a unique perspective as they tell their self-defining Jewish story. In his essay, "Shomer Negiah in the City," Matthue Roth tackles the conflicted and sometimes hypocritical nature of the modern Orthodox dating world. In "To Be a Jew in the world" Stacey Ballis makes the Passover Seder her own. "My (Jewish-Interfaith-Lesbian) wedding," by Chai Wolfman explores the challenges of same-sex and interfaith relationships today.

However it is that we young Jews express ourselves Jewishly, I'm certain that every Jewish 20- or 30-something has an interesting story—and maybe all we need is the opportunity to tell it.


Are you a Jewish 20- or 30-something with a story to tell? Email your story to livingjewishly@gmail.com.