Chasya’s Awakening by Gary Riner
Approx. 36,430 words.
Published on August 2, 2012.
Chasya, a Secular Jewish teen girl of privilege from New York with her father make aliyah (return) to Israel. Chasya narrowly escapes becoming the victim of a homicide bomber. She is left paralyzed by her fears and horrific dreams. Her recovery begins when a friend suggests “Try doing ‘good’ at the same point that others are intending evil.” She volunteers at a Jerusalem hospital ER department.