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The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
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Jun 17, 08

it was amazing
Recommended for: Rebecca, Anita, Kim
Read in June, 2008

This book surprised me how it sucked me in. The characters were so complex and well-developed. I especially liked how the author dealt with prejudices within a close-knit religious community. She treats the topic with sensitivity, but a certain amount of irony and sarcasm. Reading this book helped me take a look at my own hypocrisies and prejudices, especially those that masquerade as religion. Mirvis really brings home the idea that being religious for appearance's sake can be soul-deadening and that hanging onto traditions blindly takes away from spirituality. I couldn't put this book down. As serious as some of the themes, there were points in the book where I laughed out loud.
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