Tova Mirvis - ‘The Book of Separation: A Memoir’

Premiere DateOct 26, 2017
00:00 Intro
00:32 Book Talk Opening: Kory French
03:10 Turn Around — The Memories
03:26 Episode Intro: Kory French
07:16 Land of Nod Beechwood
11:08 Interview with Tova Mirvis Part 1
25:39 Ain’t Gonna Last All Night Beechwood
27:15 Interview with Tova Mirvis Part 2
43:19 Heroin Honey Beechwood
45:12 Book Talk Outro: Kory French
48:05 C/F Beechwood
52:08 Finish

Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, Tova Mirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by this way of life.  After all, to observe was to be accepted and to be accepted was to be loved. She married a man from within the fold and quickly began a family. But over the years, her doubts became noisier than her faith, and at age forty she could no longer breathe in what had become a suffocating existence. Even though it would mean the loss of her friends, her community, and possibly even her family, Tova decides to leave her husband and her faith. After years of trying to silence the voice inside her that said she did not agree, did not fit in, did not believe, she strikes out on her own to discover what she does believe and who she really is. This will mean forging a new way of life not just for herself, but for her children, who are struggling with what the divorce and her new status as “not Orthodox” mean for them.

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…