ActsofAssumptionCover 8.jpg

Definition of Assumption

The act of believing something or taking it for granted without proof.

The act of taking up a new position, possession, or burden.

The act of rising straight up into heaven.



In America, we’re good at dividing ourselves into tribes — into “insiders” and “outsiders” — based on race, background and beliefs. But what happens when a person is an outsider within her own tribe?  Serach Gottesman — the mathematically-gifted eldest daughter of a strictly observant and non-supportive Orthodox Jewish Boro Park family and Paloma Rodriguez — the head-strong, South Bronx-bred only daughter of a tough and uncaring Latina immigrant mother, seek broader vistas within a relationship that is forbidden by both their communities.  Love provides them ballast, but they find that some cultural bonds grip tight and some wounds run deep.