Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition / Edition 1

Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition / Edition 1

by Rebecca T. Alpert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231096615

ISBN-13: 2900231096613

Pub. Date: 08/25/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

AWARDED: 1998 Lambda Literary Award, spirituality/religion category

One of the first women to be ordained as a rabbi explores how lesbians can shape Jewish tradition to resonate with their own experience.

-Makes a solid contribution to both Jewish feminism and lesbian and gay studies, breaking new ground in its focus on transforming Jewish religious life from

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AWARDED: 1998 Lambda Literary Award, spirituality/religion category

One of the first women to be ordained as a rabbi explores how lesbians can shape Jewish tradition to resonate with their own experience.

-Makes a solid contribution to both Jewish feminism and lesbian and gay studies, breaking new ground in its focus on transforming Jewish religious life from a lesbian perspective. . . . Writing in a straightforward, inviting-sometimes pastoral-voice that reaches out to a larger audience, Alpert defines lesbianism in a multi-faceted way that allows her to examine shifting understandings of lesbians in Jewish tradition. -Women's Review of Books -An extremely valuable and visionary source for Jewish lesbians who long to be recognized and to participate fully in mainstream synagogue life. . . . The author is to be congratulated for bravely taking on such an all-consuming topic and writing such an accessible, powerful and provocative book. -Lambda Book Report -Like Bread on the Seder Plate will capture the interest of many readers with varying levels of knowledge of Jewish and lesbian history; it will guide and enable their future study; it will inspire readers to implement many of Alpert's specific suggestions toward the transformation of Jewish tradition; and it will serve as an excellent resource for scholars of both Jewish and lesbian cultures in the United States. -American Studies International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231096613
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/25/1998
Series:
Between Men - between Women Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224

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