(The Jewish Home)

When Batya Burd-Oved tells the story of her teshuva journey, she explains that she “grew up in a complete religious void.”

When she was eight years old, her Russian-born refusenik father took her outside one night and asked her to look up at the sky.  “Do you see a man with a beard, throwing a lightning bolt?” he queried his child.  Then he shut down all future discussion by stating, “That’s the last time we’re going to talk about G-d.”

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