"...captures the essence of
what is important in life..."
––National Jewish Post & Opinion
"Because this is so accessible and real...
how can we resist trying this adventure too?
What Yiddish Yoga offers readers is a way
to really do it. It is simply irresistible."
---Sonoma Seniors Council
A ‘coming of age’ tale—at 73!
Ruthie, a recently widowed Jewish grandmother, receives the improbable gift of yoga classes from her granddaughter, "to help you grieve, Bubbe." What follows is a surprising, fantastic journey of self-discovery and re-invention, as, kvetching and stretching, she goes from survival to revival, learning yoga and braiding, challah-like, the Yiddish old with the American yoga new.
Learning how to live with loss, to remember and to make new memories, while rediscovering family, allowing for new friends and love; she adjusts her old body and
way of life into new positions and new life with often hilarious, poignant results. It is
a story of unexpected possibilities in later life and love.
As Ruthie says: “In dreams begin flexibilities.”