For the last thirty years, Dr. Ilana Oren was honored to work with patients who trusted her with their secrets and were willing to heal the emotion of shame engulfing their lives. The experience of shame keeps one in a state of perpetual wonder: Am I good enough?
In this book, she is willing to look at the skeletons in her own closet.
Her experience as a child of survivors of the Holocaust, the last remnant of the Polish Jews, who immigrated to Israel in 1957; her grief of losing friends in the Six-Day War; and her proud experience of serving in the Israeli Defense Force.
Throughout her life, she was perplexed by the myth of the "chosen people." If we were the chosen people, what were we chosen for? Her search for meaning led her to trust her higher power, Emanuel- the Lord. Her story forms a fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Jewish people.
COVER DESIGN BY KAREEN IRIS BALSAM