About the Author

Lieutenant Junior Grade Laurie Zimmet, United States Navy

LTJG Laurie Zimmet was born in Simi Valley, California and lives in a Los Angeles suburb. She attended EYAHT -- Aish HaTorah's women's seminary in Jerusalem -- in 1993, and has taught at several Jewish Day Schools in the Los Angeles area. She has lectured throughout the United States on her Jewish experiences during her first tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, including observing a clandestine Shabbos, and what it was like to lead the Passover Seder on an island in the Persian Gulf.

In My Boots

What's a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?

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