Our world is contracting, drawing ever closer. The old borders and boundaries that separated our communities also protected us from many challenges to our instinctive assumptions. But the boundaries are collapsing. In the modern world we can no longer retreat into sealed enclaves to secure our identities. We are forced to relate and interact with people who often seem radically different, even frightening. But most of us are not equipped for the task. Ruth Broyde Sharone is a border-crosser, a guide who takes us across the borders by way of her own personal odyssey. Through a personal narrative that is at once entertaining and inspiring, she gives us insight and wisdom and not a little healthy innocence, all of which are deeply needed today. Make sure you read this book.

--Reuven Firestone,

Co-Director, Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
University of Southern California