Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories: Acts of Love and Courage

Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories: Acts of Love and Courage

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ISBN-13: 9781317956990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • SECTION I: TRADITIONS
  • Chapter 1. From Generation to Generation
  • Chapter 2. How I Learned to Be a Jewish Mother
  • Chapter 3. Traditions
  • Chapter 4. My Mother Is Greek
  • Chapter 5. Mandelbrot, Rugelach, and a Family Quilt
  • SECTION II: UNBINDING LOVE
  • Chapter 6. Unbinding Love
  • Chapter 7. How a Paper Clip Changed Our Lives
  • Chapter 8. On Mourning for Soldier Sons in Israel
  • Chapter 9. On My Son's Induction into the Israeli Armed Forces: A Feminist Mother's Prayer
  • Chapter 10. Jewish Mother and Son: The Feminist Version
  • Chapter 11. If I Can't Tear the Toilet Paper, Why Can I Flush the Toilet?
  • SECTION III: JEWISH VALUES
  • Chapter 12. On the Other Hand
  • Chapter 13. Old Clothes and Food from Afar
  • Chapter 14. My Journey Toward Jewish Identification
  • Chapter 15. Am I a Jewish Mother?
  • Chapter 16. Conversion: The Mother of Invention
  • Chapter 17. A Wandering Mother
  • SECTION IV: JEWISH IDENTITY--DISCOVERED AND REDISCOVERED
  • Chapter 18. Jewish Mother “From Scratch”
  • Chapter 19. How Modern-Day Austria Made Me a Modern Jewish Mother
  • Chapter 20. Learning to Speak German
  • Chapter 21. Washing Down the Chalk
  • Chapter 22. While My Sixteen-Year-Old Daughter Visits Auschwitz
  • Chapter 23. A Long, Circular Journey
  • SECTION V: SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION
  • Chapter 24. A Life in Code
  • Chapter 25. You Will Teach Your Children Diligently
  • Chapter 26. Beresheet, In the Beginning
  • Chapter 27. On Carving a Life
  • Chapter 28. Integrating Feminism, Judaism, and Spirituality
  • Chapter 29. Seeking Serenity As a Single Jewish Mother
  • Chapter 30. Oranges and Cinnamon
  • SECTION VI: THE REAL WORLD
  • Chapter 31. Dealing with the Real World: Our Children, Ourselves
  • Chapter 32. No More Family Secrets
  • Chapter 33. If I'd Known How To Be a Jewish Mother, I Would Have Been One
  • Chapter 34. Chopped Liver and Sour Grapes: Jewish But Not a Mother
  • Chapter 35. My Two Lives
  • Glossary of Jewish and Yiddish Terms

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