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.

April 3, 2014 16:15

RABBI NACHMAN KAHANA once told Goldfine something she now knows to be true: ‘You don’t make aliya – aliya makes you.’. (photo credit: DOVID DAVID)

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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