A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timely insights and profound spiritual connection in its ancient practices and ethical traditions. From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first for President Barack Obama and then as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.
As an adult who achieved prominence as a speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz found herself curious about the Judaism she didn’t learn from her minimal childhood Jewish education. “Here All Along” describes her surprise and delight in what she grew to learn about Judaism. “There is a high ethical bar and helpful guidance in Judaism about how to be a good person, numerous practices to foster spiritual connection, and all kinds of beautiful, meaningful rituals. I couldn’t believe what I had been missing.”