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PLAY or PRAY from Jeff and Larry Deverett | August 18
PLAY or PRAY
How identical twin brothers - one Secular and one
Observant - have learned acceptance and tolerance of each other’s
is a ground-breaking new book on bridging the gap between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Judaism”
MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
San Diego Jewish Academy / Free
11860 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego CA 92130 | (858) 704-3700
Mirror image identical twins JEFF & LARRY DEVERETT are
genetically the same . . . but there is one BIG difference.
JEFF is a SECULAR Jew who lives in San Diego
and focuses on the physical pleasures in life - "PLAY.”
In contrast, LARRY is a Torah OBSERVANT Jew who lives in
Israel and focuses on the spiritual pleasures in life - “PRAY.”
Despite their deep-rooted love for each other, for many years Jeff
& Larry were in great conflict with their lifestyles and
priorities. Now, in their early fifties, the brothers
have learned how to respect, accept & even embrace
each other’s lifestyles. What used to be a huge conflict
of EXTREME Orthodox vs. MODERATE Non-Orthodox culture is now a
source of depth and comfort in their lives.
In their new book, PLAY OR
PRAY, Jeff & Larry compare the quality & happiness
of their lives and share their understanding of being tolerant
and accepting of each other. This is a must read for
people of all denominations and religious orientations.
Jeff & Larry are dynamic & engaging speakers who represent
the gambit of Religious thinking, both Secular & Observant.
Their presentation is captivating, thought provoking, and fun
and content appropriate for all ages, cultures, and religious denominations.
"Many audiences have
commented that this is one of the most entertaining and
engaging presentations that they have ever seen.”