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The Appalachian Family Berger

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If not for the tenacious hold that the God-fearing people of Israel maintained over the Torah – through gas and fire and endless wandering – there would have been no Tree of Life for me to grasp. For that alone I will always be grateful to the Jewish nation, for preserving their magnificent heritage under the most trying conditions so that I, too, am privileged to taste of her beauty.

With its many captivating photos, detailed descriptions, humorous anecdotes, and heart- rending, soul-stirring accounts, The Mountain Family promises to be a great read for the entire family.

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  1. Yes, this kind of thing happens against all odds. I know firsthand.

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Tzirel Rus Berger is a woman who is in love with her Judaism. But she wasn’t always Tzirel Rus Berger and she wasn’t always a Jew. In fact she began life as Sheryl Youngs, the daughter of a devout Christian pastor in Southern California, before marrying John Massey and following him to the Appalachian backwoods. There she raised their ten children, living a life so impoverished that she didn’t even have indoor plumbing.

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