A Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey / Edition 1

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Explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.
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Library Journal
This book about Jewish feminist spirituality is written with the strong yet soft voice of a committed participant in the whole spectrum of Jewish life: the family, the holidays, and the rituals. Feld was a willing partner to her husband, a rabbi at college campus Hillel chapters, including many years at Princeton University's chapter. Her role gave her the opportunity to partake wholly in Jewish life, to bond with young students at the university, and to form strong ties with diverse neighbors. These experiences find a voice in Feld's prose and in her poetry; the work included in this volume provides an intimate expression of her spiritual and social commitments. It encompasses her feelings about family life, the spiritual and ritual cycle of the Jewish year, a year spent in Israel, and the friends and students she and her husband have mentored. This New Age outpouring of feminine spirituality, expressed through the filter of a sensitive and talented writer, is appropriate for collections that feature these interests.--Idelle Rudman, Touro Coll. Lib., Brooklyn, NY
Feld, an award-winning playwright and poet, weaves a memoir from poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, exploring the complex facets of a Jewish woman's coming of age. She captures the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types. Overarching accounts of life transitions is a vision of the Jewish calendar year as a source of sustenance for the author's deepening spiritual expression. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791441183
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: SUNY Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,458,836
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Beginnings

2. Beginning Again

3. The Necessity of Poetry in My Life

4. Report from the Trenches

5. Passion

6. Yizkor

7. Israel

8. Daily Prayer

9. We All Stood Together

10. Brigadoon, a Place for Dreams to Grow


Index of Poems

Literary Sources

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