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Books

Generation J, by Lisa Schiffman

Lisa Schiffman's spiritual quest culminates in a tattoo, inked into her shoulder blade, of a leafy vine running through a Star of David. That the body art was part of preparing for her nude participation in the pagan wedding of her Jewish friend does not, in Schiffman's estimation, undercut the tattoo's meaning.

Books

The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh

Most Christians have little understanding of the practice in which baptism has its origins: ritual bathing for purification in the Jewish tradition.