Against the Traumatic Tide: Epigenetics – The New Science

How does the past shape the present? Marcia Fine explains how epigenetics has brought a new understanding to how traumas in our collective past profoundly influence and shape who we are today. Focusing on the optimistic possibilities of this new science, Fine asserts that by preserving our traditions, not as a traumatic reaction to the world around us, but as an affirmation of its beauty, we can imprint in our bodies a positive Jewish identity that can reverse the traumas of the past.

Award-winning author and speaker Marcia Fine has written seven novels, including THE BLIND EYE—A Sephardic Journey, historical fiction chosen by the state library of Arizona for ONEBOOKAZ 2015. PAPER CHILDREN—An Immigrant’s Legacy has been a finalist for three national prizes. PARIS LAMB, her sixth novel, deals with anti-Semitism in the 1950s. She has also written the only satirical series about Scottsdale. Her novel, HIDDEN ONES released in 2017, examines conversos in Mexico during the Inquisition. It has won First Prizes in the categories of Historical Fiction and Multicultural as well as Honorable Mention from AZ Authors and is a finalist for the International Chaucer Chanticleer Awards. Marcia has a BA from Florida State University and a Masters from Arizona State University.

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