Dancing on the Edge of the World : Jewish Stories of Love, Faith, and Inspiration

Dancing on the Edge of the World : Jewish Stories of Love, Faith, and Inspiration

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by Miriyam Glazer, Miriyam Glazer
     
 

What does it mean to be Jewish? What are the struggles and joys Jewish people face? Through personal memoirs, inspiring fictions, and moving fables, this collection of ancient and contemporary stories provides a sparkling glimpse into the Jewish spirit that has been "dancing on the edge of the world" for two thousand years.

Miriyam Glazer, Ph.D., a

Overview

What does it mean to be Jewish? What are the struggles and joys Jewish people face? Through personal memoirs, inspiring fictions, and moving fables, this collection of ancient and contemporary stories provides a sparkling glimpse into the Jewish spirit that has been "dancing on the edge of the world" for two thousand years.

Miriyam Glazer, Ph.D., a professor of literature at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, writes on Jewish spirituality and fiction and has edited two collections of Israeli literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737303889
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Roxbury Park Bks.
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.62(d)

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Miriyam Glazer, Ph.D., a professor of literature at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, writes on Jewish spirituality and fiction and has edited two collections of Israeli literature.

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Dancing on the Edge of the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has so many moving stories in it - of all the 'Jewish spirituality' books I've read, this one inspired me the most - I love it - moments of real 'revelation' --
Guest More than 1 year ago
My parents gave this book to me as a gift -- mostly because they wanted me to feel inspired about being Jewish -- and also being they know I love good writing. It is delightful, moving, eclectic -- some of the stories brought tears to my eyes, others left me gaping in amazement -- all of them touched me. The writers -- from a mohel to poets whose work I've admired (Rodger Kamanetz's poems are really beautiful, so are Jill Hammer's) to rabbis to the ancient rabbis like Akivah and Pirke Avot to some material from the Holocaust and the shocking story by Melvin Bukiet -- what a range. I highly recommend this book!