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CINDER-OY-LA! How a Jewish Scapegoat Becomes a Princess by Miranda Portnoy

CINDER-OY-LA! How a Jewish Scapegoat Becomes a Princess

by Miranda Portnoy

342 pages
Scapegoated, abused and betrayed, Miranda Portnoy witnesses something astonishing when she turns to the God she doesn’t yet believe in. Clumsily growing to embrace Judaism, she is blessed beyond her dreams as the Little Match Girl becomes a princess.

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About the Book
How does a saucy, leftist Jewish girl, a victim of egregious child abuse, end up happily married to a noble and prestigious Orthodox Jewish bachelor?

A surreal, devastating journey leaves Miranda Portnoy alone with nowhere to turn. Scapegoated by a murderer, betrayed by her lover, and driven to her knees, Portnoy witnesses something astonishing when she turns to the God she doesn’t yet believe in.

Cinder-oy-la! How a Jewish Scapegoat Becomes a Princess reveals Portnoy’s voyage from traumatic American Jewish childhood to landing a choice Orthodox Jewish husband in Jerusalem. In a harrowing yet comical memoir, which brings her by turns into the arms of a Tantric master and face to face with the Divine, double-crossed by Ivy League administrators and encountering less than savory activities at an Orthodox Jewish seminary, Portnoy emerges from it all with faith. In wry, athletic prose wrought by tribulation, Portnoy acquaints her audience with mysticism, healing, and redemption as she experiences these herself in this inspiring survivor’s tale.

Experience the journey today!

Note: This story is also published in a memoir and essay collection entitled Making Meaning Out Of Madness: A Jewish Journey (© 2021 Miranda Portnoy).

 

Reviews
“A heartfelt, honest, at times harrowing, and inspiring memoir that reminds us of the indomitable human spirit.”
- Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith, Chief Editor, Aish.com
“A searing, tell-all memoir of Jewish tragedy and redemption that will keep you reading.”
- Sherri Mandell, author of The Blessing of a Broken Heart
“A truly inspiring life story that illustrates that one not only needs clarity in life, but also unlimited determination. A must-read for anyone who has ever had a door slammed in their face, and instead of giving up, got in through the window.”
- Lori Palatnik, author, international speaker, Founding Director of Momentum

 

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  • MAKING MEANING OUT OF MADNESS: A Jewish Journey by Miranda Portnoy
    Combining a memoir, Cinder-oy-la!, with provocative essays, Making Meaning Out of Madness: A Jewish Journey offers one woman’s inspirational story of returning to faith along with compelling arguments for the truth of the Hebrew Bible.

 

About the Author
Miranda Portnoy is an American Ivy League university graduate living in Israel, writing under a pseudonym. What she reveals about her past would be scandalous in the traditional Jewish world in which she happily dwells with her family today.

 

 

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