Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman Among Books

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U of Nebraska Press, 01.01.2007 - 199 Seiten
To learn was to live, and to learn well was to live well. This was the lesson of both cultures of the Modern Orthodox Jewish world in which Ilana Blumberg was educated, with its commitment to traditional Jewish practice and ideas alongside an appreciation for modern, secular wisdom.
 

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A literate and literary memoir of a woman who grew up trying to reconcile the worlds of Orthodox Judaism and secularism and feminism. Blumberg explains very well the balancing act she didn't even know ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Preface
ix
Binah
1
Houses of Study
35
If They Be Two
69
Tree Light Fruit
147
Acknowledgments
175
Urheberrecht

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Seite vi - God! that is not martyrdom! It is the blotting out of a life that has been a protest against wrong. Let me die because of the worth that is in me, not because of my weakness." The rain had ceased, and the light from the breaking clouds fell on Savonarola as he left the Loggia in the midst of his guard, walking, as he had come, with the Sacrament in his hand. But there seemed no glory in the light that fell on him now, no smile of Heaven : it was only that...

Über den Autor (2007)

Ilana M. Blumberg is an assistant professor of humanities, culture, and writing at James Madison College, Michigan State University.

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