ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the Day: Kasher In The RyeRivka Rossi

I just finished this book in less than 8 hours. This might be revealing too much about my lack of an active social calendar, but it’s really a testament to how good the book is.

Moshe Kasher’s memoir about his troubled youth made me feel many things. I wanted to yell at him, hug him, marry him and now just want to read his book again.

Basically, I’m saying to go get this book. I don’t think I need to make it any clearer and I do think we should talk about that, too.

P.S I don’t know Moshe, but his words made me cry and to me that’s a sign of a good human.


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  1. Haha, i just had to read that book for school. I guess it has “catched” up to me.

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. You are an amazing mother, and we would love to hear your story. email (attention Sophia)

  3. I’ve got a 15 year old son who’s going through some troubled times right now. In March, we had a family argument and my son brought out a knife, accidentally stabbed me in my arm and cut my boyfriend’s hand. My son spent 20 days in a youth detention center and has to serve 4 more weekends there. It’s a big struggle for him, and as the days pass and he opens up more with me and the counselor, I can see it’ll be a long, hard road, but in the end, he’s worth every step on that road. I haven’t read the book, but just seeing it’s about a troubled teen, I can relate. I never thought we’d ever face these sorts of problems in his life, because I’ve always seen him as my buddy, but when we get through this, I think we’re all going to come out better for it. I’m thinking maybe I’ll get a tattoo to cover up the scar.

  4. Just the title, makes me wanna read it ha.

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