Finding the light, in the darkest of places

From a difficult childhood to a traumatic marriage, Tova Goldfine realized she didn’t want to be a victim of circumstances.

It was not a carefree childhood for Terri Fern Goldfine of Philadelphia. Among other difficulties, she witnessed her mother’s slow death from multiple sclerosis.

In high school, she followed a guru and dabbled in other religions, knowing little about her Jewishness.

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