Today I welcome my youngest guest yet, Leigh Hershkovich. When you hear her speak you will not believe that she’s only in her early twenties… the confidence, maturity and clarity … G-sh I wasn’t like that at 24 and I was considered to be quite mature. Leigh just published a novel, Shattered Illusions and is hard at work on her second novel. She is also the creative director of CTeens, the largest Jewish youth group in the world.
As an offshoot of working with Teens from all over the nation on CTeens, she also started The Gesher Project. Through her writing on The Gesher Project she answers many Jewish teens’ concerns and aims to bridge the gap between Jewish and secular thought.
How is Leigh, an Orthodox Jewish young woman, so comfortable in a secular world, while still holding on very strongly to Torah values and observance? How does she manage that? Is it a dangerous line? Can everyone do it? How did she resolve writing the name of G-d in a book she intended for a secular audience and what is a Jewish Orthodox woman doing writing a secular book, anyways!? These questions and more in this fun exploration with Leigh Hershkovich.