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The Marriage Box: Old World Traditions Meet New World Desires

Hosted By: American Jewish University

Casey Cohen, a Middle Eastern Jew, is a sixteen-year-old in New Orleans in the 1970s when she starts hanging out with the wrong crowd. Then she gets in trouble—and her parents turn her whole world upside down by deciding to return to their roots, the Orthodox Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. In this new and foreign world, men pray daily, thanking God they’re not women; parties are extravagant events at the Museum of Natural History; and the Marriage Box is a real place, a pool deck designated for teenage girls to put themselves on display for potential husbands. Can Casey integrate her secular and orthodox lifestyles, or will she have to leave one behind in order to find her way? Join AJU’s Michelle Starkman in conversation with Corie Adjmi to dive into the Syrian Orthodox world of Casey Cohen from adolescence to adulthood in this must-read Jewish fiction novel.

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