To Belong (Paperback)
"Judy takes us into her fascinating world, one that few have the privilege to know." -Joel C. Rosenberg
In this contemporary story of hope and compassion, an Israeli woman named Tamar is fiercely loyal to family, friends, and faith. But below the surface emotional scars fester from her childhood in a kibbutz children's home, separated from her parents. She dreams of fulfillment as a mother of a large family. When a group of Sudanese refugee children come to Tamar's nursing clinic, their predicament tugs at her heart. She becomes obsessed with thoughts of rescuing a small brother and sister abandoned by their mother at the desert refugee camp.
As followers of Jesus, Tamar and her family walk carefully as they live in community comprised of Messianic Jews, secular Jews, former Orthodox Jews, Holocaust survivors, and immigrants from various countries and cultures--all seeking an identity, to know "who they are." As this unlikely group of family and friends enfold the children and seek justice for them, new possibilities begin to open for healing of all kinds. Read this unique and refreshing story. You'll see:
- tradition both ancient and modern
- faith that is living and embodied
- even the intimate experience of the land itself
all molding and holding together a supportive, sometimes suffering but always hopeful, multi-cultural community. You'll be glad you took the journey, and you may never see the world quite the same after this "inside view" by multi-book author, Judith Galblum Pex.