Although Jenna Maio grew up near Orthodox Jews in the Five Towns of Long Island, New York, she might as well have lived worlds apart. A secular American Jew determined to save the world through environmental law, Jenna's dream comes true when she is accepted to an Ivy League law school. But on a trip to Israel, her exposure to Torah learning causes her to question everything.
Princess without a Crown is a coming-of-age story filled with drama and humor, as well as amazing stories of Divine Providence and Torah wisdom. Join Jenna as she discovers her heritage and navigates the newfound blessings —and challenges— on her path to growth.
"This book tells the personal story of one young woman's path back to her ancient heritage. I found it instructive and moving. There are many lessons to be learned from it, for both students and teachers of authentic Judaism." — Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz, international lecturer and author of note
"Jenna's engaging book about her spiritual journey into Judaism is an honest and often amusing memoir, peopled with a cast of colorful characters. Her spiritual struggles (and lapses) are a counterpoint to her God-directed, deep longings. Readers will enjoy traveling with her on her journey." — Sara Yoheved Rigler, best-selling author, and international lecturer
"As a non-Jew with little understanding of Judaism, I was still spellbound by this book and Jenna's journey. I couldn't read it fast enough. What a beautiful talent!" — Linda Sivertsen, best-selling author and host of The Beautiful Writers podcast
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