I've just received the New Yorker's summer fiction issue, and while I have yet to read the issue's fiction proper, I have managed to make my way already through some of its nonfiction essays penned by fiction writers. In this issue, those essays are grouped around the theme of "Faith and Doubt."
And they include a piece by Allegra Goodman, which begins as follows: "As a young girl, I spent more time outside synagogues than in them. Services were long, and I always found some excuse to get away." Read the rest here.