BJ Rosenfeld: “The Chameleon in the Closet: A Conservative Jewish Mother Reaches Out to Her Orthodox Son” What’s a mom to do when her son breaks from his Conservative Jewish background and plunges into the Orthodox way of life? Her choices: Accept or Reject. Hear BJ’s story.
Imagine a Jewish mom caught in the position of not “being Jewish enough.” That’s exactly what happened to BJ Rosenfeld had to come to terms with when her sons chose to become Orthodox and began rejecting much of what BJ herself lived in her own life as no longer acceptable to them.
Her journey to come to grips with the situation and create a loving, accepting relationship with her sons is chronicled in her book, The Chameleon in the Closet.
She speaks candidly about her experiences, including her closets, here with Jess Todfield of NewsmakersTV: