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Saying Inshallah with Chutzpah - by Jessica Keith (Paperback)

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Book Synopsis

From floundering to navigating, this gefilte-fish-out-of-water story follows the unorthodox path of a Jewish woman working for a Muslim government.

"Marrying one woman is like eating chicken every day for the rest of your life," the cultural attaché --a.k.a. my boss--warned the week before my Jewish wedding. I replied, "I like chicken."

Jessica Keith never believed she could walk down an aisle. With crippling anxiety fueled by unpredictable panic attacks, she said, "I can't" so many times she never thought she'd say "I do."

After finally setting a wedding date, to Tyrone, her beau of eight years, Jessica made the impulsive decision to move away, accepting an offer to work for the Consulate of Kuwait in Los Angeles. The culture was unfamiliar territory--with a lot to unpack--she felt lost in translation.

Adrift in life and at work, nothing seemed to go right. When the rabbi refused to perform an interfaith ceremony, and her grandmother warned, "You can't marry a Black man," rather than speak up, Jessica found it easier to bite her tongue. But when she hears on the job, "Jews need not apply," it shatters her faith in herself.

While illuminating the depths of anxiety and love, Jessica must find the resilience it takes to persevere.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Jewish
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Jessica Keith
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2023
TCIN: 89246781
UPC: 9798888451007
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-7331
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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