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A Chinese Girl's Journey to Judaism

A Dream Comes True

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A Chinese Girl's Journey to Judaism : A Dream Comes True

In conversation with Elisheva Martinetti and Sofya Tamarkin. Elisheva was born in North-East China, studied in Israel and Australia before converting to Judaism, and now teaches Chassidic thought in London. Sofya is a writer who was born in the Soviet Union and discovered Elisheva on one of her many world travels. Together, they talk about their personal growth and the impact of their story.
How the Chinese Girl Who Became Jewish Found Her Soulmate, How the Impossible Dream of a Chinese Girl Turned Jewish Came True
Baal Teshuvah, Conversion (to Judaism); Convert

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Esther Jerusalem June 17, 2020

So very strengthening and inspiring! I love the part where Elisheva built an altar in China. It touched my heart in a very deep way! Elisheva may you be a beacon of light always and may your experiences be a source of Emuna for you and everyone forever! And thank you Chana and Sofya! Reply

Rachel San Francisco, CA June 16, 2020

I loved Sofya's original story and was so excited to see what had happened 10 years later! Elisheva, you have such an engaging and wonderful way about you - it is so lovely to see you happy with your dreams come true. Your amazing mother must be so proud of you. The thought of your reuniting at your wedding after more than 10 years brought tears to my eyes. Your mother and you are such an inspiration - willing to move mountains to make things happen! All my best to you and your beautiful family! Reply

Chanie June 16, 2020

Thank you for sharing Elisheva's amazing journey! I am so inspired by both Elisheva and Sofya. I hope to integrate your lessons into my own life. May you both continue to grow and be examples to others and have lives full of Hashems blessings and revealed goodness. Reply

S UK June 6, 2020

This is an amazing account of a lovely young woman's journey through faith of her mother which results in an amazing wonderful results of the blessing from Hashem. Sofya's written account on Chabad, raised many questions from people whom I recounted this wonderful experience with. Amazing for both Elisheva and Sofya and truly lovely for all who share this. Reply

Mushka L Brooklyn June 2, 2020

Phenomenal!!
Miss Yu was such a fantastic teacher but now I love her even more
May you have much nachas from your family and your shlichus in LSGS Reply