This Jewish Life: Stories of Discovery, Connection, and Joy

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In This Jewish Life: Stories of Discovery, Connection, and Joy fifty-two voices enable readers to experience a calendar's worth of Judaism's strengths -- community, healing, transformation of the human spirit, and the influence of the Divine. Within these pages are stories of joyous engagement and poignant loss. Readers will meet a teen who followed the path of Judaism after a chance encounter and men and women who turned to Judaism in their struggles with drug addiction and spousal abuse. Structured to mirror a ...
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Overview

In This Jewish Life: Stories of Discovery, Connection, and Joy fifty-two voices enable readers to experience a calendar's worth of Judaism's strengths -- community, healing, transformation of the human spirit, and the influence of the Divine. Within these pages are stories of joyous engagement and poignant loss. Readers will meet a teen who followed the path of Judaism after a chance encounter and men and women who turned to Judaism in their struggles with drug addiction and spousal abuse. Structured to mirror a complete year of Jewish life cycle events and holidays, this unique book showcases a bar mitzvah service in rural Illinois, a commitment ceremony in a California metropolis, a Soviet family's first Passover Seder, and much more. This Jewish Life is a year in the life of a contemporary Jew told by a variety of individuals. Their stories will carry readers, Jew and non-Jew alike, through twelve months of Jewish living.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571687296
  • Publisher: Eakin Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Birth 1
And on the Eighth Day You Shall ... 4
Oh, but She's Perfect! 6
Cutting the Cord 12
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur 17
Beginning the New Year at Sea 21
Never Too Late 24
So, Who Is a Jew? 29
By God's Design 33
Shabbat 39
Making Ten 42
"Of All Things, a Piano?" 44
God? In a Parking Lot? 48
Shalom Aleichem 51
On the Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates 56
And with Her the Angels of Peace and of Rest 60
Should War Beset Me, Still Would I Be Confident 65
Sukkot and Simchat Torah 71
The Time of Our Joy 75
It Is a Tree of Life 79
We Are Your Ancestors; You Are Our Children 82
Mitzvot 87
If the Mitzvah Fits 90
Chosen Schmosen 94
Addiction's Gift 97
Hugs from Home 103
Chanukah 107
Protestant B, Not 110
Tu B'Shevat 115
A Tree Grows in the Vatican 117
Bar and Bat Mitzvah 123
Standing up to the Fires of Hate 126
Survival on the Back Forty 130
Out of Crisis 134
From Generation to Generation 140
Beyond Music 143
Bat Mitzvah Symphony 145
And Miriam Led the Women 149
Purim 155
Making the World Safe for Pastry 158
Passover 161
Out of Bondage 164
Marriage and Divorce 169
The Eighteenth Ketubah 172
Two Weddings and a Chuppah 177
My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His 182
Living Waters 186
Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzma'ut 191
Ring of Fire 194
"I Kiss the Imprints of Your Fingers" 199
Standing at Attention 205
A Cohen by Any Other Name 209
Getting Fit 211
Building a Relationship Stone by Stone 214
Mother Tongue 218
Shavuot 221
Will the Real Anti-Semites Please Stand Up? 224
Single, and Together at Last 227
My Nana Is Jewish 231
A Child Chooses Jewish Life 236
I Belong Here 238
Tishah B'Av 245
On the Knife-Edge of History 247
Death 251
How Goodly Are Thy Tents, O Jacob! 253
Beyond Time and Death 256
She Is Pure 258
Glossary 263
Bibliography 267
Notes on Interviewees 269
About Debra B. Darvick 279
About Flora Rosefsky 281
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