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Joining the Sisterhood: Young Jewish Women Write Their Lives Tobin Belzer

Joining the Sisterhood: Young Jewish Women Write Their Lives

Tobin Belzer

Published October 23rd 2003
ISBN : 9780791458617
Hardcover
227 pages
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Young Jewish women engage in almost every aspect of religious and cultural Jewish life, yet their unique perspectives have remained largely invisible. Through poetry and personal essays, Joining the Sisterhood sheds light on the lives of these youngMoreYoung Jewish women engage in almost every aspect of religious and cultural Jewish life, yet their unique perspectives have remained largely invisible. Through poetry and personal essays, Joining the Sisterhood sheds light on the lives of these young women as they search for both personal and universal truths. By writing about their thoughts and experiences, the women in this anthology join the sisterhood of women who work toward justice in their homes, synagogues, and communities.Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Ruach: Ourselves in Relation to Others and the Environment1. Bais Yaakov Girl (essay)Eve Rosenbaum2. Questions (poem)Melanie Leitner3. Ground Contemplation Prayer (essay)Leah Berger4. Singing Praises (essay)Shoshana M. Friedman5. God Lives in the Himalayas (essay)Leanne Lieberman6. Yom Kippur in Ecuador (Me and the Virgin) (poem)Aleza Eve Kaufman Summit7. Where the Mountain Touches the Sky (essay)Vered Hankin8. Sister (poem)Alana Suskin9. Mazel: The Luck of the Irish (essay)Charlotte Green Honigman-SmithPart II. Nefesh: Ourselves in Relation to our Bodies10. Blessings in Boxes (essay)Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer11. At Home in My Own Skin (essay)Clara Thaler12. Boiled Beet (poem)Anna Swanson13. Who is a Jew? (essay)Loolwa Khazzoom14. The Kibbutz (poem)Deborah Preg15. When Youre Looking for G-d, Go Home (essay)Jessie Heller-Frank16. Orange (poem)Andrea Gottlieb17. A Woman of Valor, Who Can Find (essay)Julie PelcPart III. Neshamah: Our Emotional and Intellectual Selves18. Chutzpah and Menschlekeit: Negotiating Identity in Jerusalem (essay)Caryn Aviv19. Passages (poem)Leah Berger20. Meeting in the Middle (essay)Lynne Meredith Schreiber21. Secret Weapon (poem)Amy Elisabeth Bokser22. Ira Glass, Where Are You? (essay)Tobin Belzer23. Stepping Eastward (essay)Daveena Tauber24. Making Love on the Deutsche Bahn (essay)Ruth A. Abusch-MagderGlossaryContributors