From Bagels to Curry

From Bagels to Curry

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This offbeat, heartful account takes the reader on a journey of life, death, and freedom through the eyes of a devoted yet independent daughter, showing how an alternative spiritual path can affect families immersed in traditional religion.


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This offbeat, heartful account takes the reader on a journey of life, death, and freedom through the eyes of a devoted yet independent daughter, showing how an alternative spiritual path can affect families immersed in traditional religion.

From his birth in the slums of Chicago to his passing in North Hollywood, Aaron Oscar Zaret (1927–2008)—nicknamed "Zeke" by his Navy cronies—sings, story-tells, and dances his way through his last days. A subtext woven throughout the book is the author's complicated father-daughter relationship, which for both of them, turned out to be "just what the doctor ordered." From Bagels to Curry (hence, from Judaism to yoga) will touch the reader with a singular universal message: that living and dying are chapters of the same divine mystery—love.