Harriet Rossetto is the author of the fascinating memoir/autobiography "Sacred Housekeeping – A Spiritual Memoir”. The book tells of Harriet’s life which had its own devils and lack of direction was , by a chance answering of an “ad” put on the path that would not only lead to the saving and redemption of many Jewish people, but also help her face and conquer her own issues.
Trained as a social worker with a strong Jewish identity, Harriet answered a classified ad in the Los Angeles times which for her would change her life forever. The ad read… “Looking for a person of a Jewish background to help incarcerated Jewish offenders."
Soon realizing that most of the Jew in jail had committed their crimes owing to “addiction” or as Harriet puts it “the dis-ease" of addiction”. Frustrated by the lack of resources, she embraced the unpopular cause, fighting the widespread denial that "nice Jewish men and women" could be addicts and criminals in need of rehabilitation. A woman of passion, vision, and action, this fight took on the form of “Beit T'Shuvah: The House of Return.” During the next 25 years not only has this lead to the saving of many people of the Jewish faith but also lead to Harriet’s marriage to the now “Rabbi Mark Borovitz”. As one reviewer said of the book… Ms. Rossetto has once again accomplished the impossible: written a profoundly naked autobiography of searing truth and honesty which is simultaneously on every page also a very clear no-punches-pulled road-map as to how to lead a life worth living. About Sacred Housekeeping - A Spiritual Memoir (taken from Harriets web site) An honest autobiography of a courageous woman and social worker, who took an interest in the unpopular cause of helping incarcerated Jewish men re-enter society and made it her life's passion. From that passion was born Beit T'Shuvah, a once tiny halfway house that has grown exponentially into a renowned treatment organization.
Her voyage is remarkable and an inspiration to all people. This is the personal story of the obstacles she surmounted and the successes she encountered. This book also tells the unconventional love story of Harriet Rossetto and her husband, Rabbi Mark Borovitz.
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