several of my favorite novels are about the experience of Jewish American women, stories in which faith plays a role:
Three Daughters by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
there are several others eluding recollection....
yes, i loved Bee Season. thanks for your suggestion.
holz, i went right to the library and got Sotah by Naomi Ragen. only 50 pgs left. thanks!
Ruth Knaffo Setton is a Jewish woman writer. I haven't read anything of hers for quite a while, but I remember liking whatever it was that I read back in college. http://www.ruthknafosetton.com/