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Half/Life: Jew-Ish Tales From Almost, Not Quite, and in-Between
     

Half/Life: Jew-Ish Tales From Almost, Not Quite, and in-Between

by Laurel Snyder
 

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ISBN-10: 1933368241

ISBN-13: 2901933368244

Pub. Date: 03/10/2006

Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.

By turns tragic and funny, religious and heartbreaking, angry and surprisingly familiar, Half/Life represents the altogether diverse memories and reflections of a handful of Half-Jews, among them Thisbe Nissen, Katharine Weber, Jennifer Traig, Jeff Sharlet, and Joyce Maynard. Each of these writers was born into the so-called "dilemma of intermarriage," and each has

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By turns tragic and funny, religious and heartbreaking, angry and surprisingly familiar, Half/Life represents the altogether diverse memories and reflections of a handful of Half-Jews, among them Thisbe Nissen, Katharine Weber, Jennifer Traig, Jeff Sharlet, and Joyce Maynard. Each of these writers was born into the so-called "dilemma of intermarriage," and each has spent a lifetime grappling with how to define themselves...or not.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901933368244
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200

Table of Contents

Introduction1
A Question in the Shape of Your Body9
My Father's Hebrew Name15
Half Holy, Wholly Half37
Bury the Knife in Yonkers or Bibbity Bobbity Jew43
Gifts53
And Half Again on Sunday59
Steefola v. Jane Marie75
A Child's Christmas in New York83
Another Quaquaversalist Puppycat87
One is Not a Jew93
Myself, a Half-Jew Among the Lilies99
You Must Draw a Long Bead to Shoot a Fish107
Untitled119
What to Do If Your Daughter Marries a Jew125
Glass Houses135
The Awful Rowing141
Dost Thou Know Who Made Thee?149
Stone Steps159
Language & Vein169
Contributors183

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