"This is a wonderful, wonderful short story that is enjoyable whether you are Jewish, any other faith, or observe no religious practices at all. I absolutely loved Bashert."
"And I loved Aaron and Jonah together and found them a wonderful couple. Bashert is a word that means "meant to be" and in this story we see that despite Jonah's initial misgivings, that this relationship is definitely bashert."
Bashert by Gale Stanley
Is it possible to be a good Jew and a gay man?
Not for Jonah Stern. He can’t reconcile his faith with his attraction to boys, so he turns his back on Judaism. A college scholarship is Jonah’s ticket to freedom from his disapproving parents. Next step: losing his virginity to Christian, the blue-eyed blond man of his dreams.
Instead, Jonah has a fateful meeting with Aaron Blumberg and ends up celebrating Hanukkah. Aaron tells him they’re bashert —meant to be. But Jonah has doubts. He believes his lack of faith will create a wedge between them. It’s up to Aaron to bridge the gap and convince Jonah to take a leap of faith.