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The Rabbi S Wife

Author : Shuly Rubin Schwartz
ISBN : 0814786901
Genre : History
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2006 National Jewish Book Award, Modern Jewish Thought Long the object of curiosity, admiration, and gossip, rabbis' wives have rarely been viewed seriously as American Jewish religious and communal leaders. We know a great deal about the important role played by rabbis in building American Jewish life in this country, but not much about the role that their wives played. The Rabbi’s Wife redresses that imbalance by highlighting the unique contributions of rebbetzins to the development of American Jewry. Tracing the careers of rebbetzins from the beginning of the twentieth century until the present, Shuly Rubin Schwartz chronicles the evolution of the role from a few individual rabbis' wives who emerged as leaders to a cohort who worked together on behalf of American Judaism. The Rabbi’s Wife reveals the ways these women succeeded in both building crucial leadership roles for themselves and becoming an important force in shaping Jewish life in America.

Women And American Judaism

Author : Pamela Susan Nadell
ISBN : 1584651245
Genre : History
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New portrayals of the religious lives of American Jewish women from colonial times to the present.

Serious Fun At A Jewish Community Summer Camp

Author : Celia E. Rothenberg
ISBN : 9781498540780
Genre : Religion
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This book is an ethnographic and historical study of Camp Ben Frankel (CBF), a Jewish community summer camp in southern Illinois. It reveals the significance of song and Jewish “family” for the camp experience and shows how small camps can contribute to our understanding of American Jews and how their Judaism and Zionism have changed over time.

Yakar Le Mordecai

Author : Mordecai Waxman
ISBN : 0881256323
Genre : Religion
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Yakar L'Mordecai commemorates forty years of Rabbi Waxman's service to Temple Israel of Great Neck; it was initiated by his grateful congregants and carried through by his colleagues and friends. It mirrors his interests in and contributions to Jewish scholarship and thought, and is divided into four sections, each pertaining to an area in which Rabbi Waxman has been involved. Part I is a retrospective of Rabbi Waxman's career in the rabbinate and in Jewish scholarship; Part II, on Jewish thought, contains articles which reflect the honoree's broad knowledge of the topic, from Biblical studies to contemporary theology. Part III deals with Jewish-Christian relations, as well as the position of Jews in various parts of the world in their relations with the surrounding cultures, and Part IV with American Judaism. Along with the many other contributions, this volume contains articles by Rabbi Waxman's later father and wife and one by his son, Rabbi Jonathan Waxman.

Women And Judaism

Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN : 9780814732182
Genre : Religion
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.

The Jewish Soul On Fire

Author : Esther Jungreis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037363640
Genre : Religion
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The celebrated rebbetzin, widely known for her dramatic lectures and founder of an international Jewish heritage movement, outlines her views on the values of faith and the traditional, family-centered way of life

Torah For Your Table

Author : Yisroel Jungreis
ISBN : 1422609243
Genre : Religion
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American Jewish History

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ISBN : UOM:39015054048007
Genre : Jews
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The Committed Life

Author : Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
ISBN : 9780062376954
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis reminds us of the principles necessary for living a better and more committed life. Inspirational and deeply moving. This book will touch your heart like no other.

The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman

Author : Eve Harris
ISBN : 9780802192660
Genre : Fiction
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Perhaps the most surprising and intriguing novel on the Man Booker Prize longlist, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is a debut originally published by a small independent Scottish press that is already garnering significant attention worldwide. London, 2008. Chani Kaufman is a nineteen-year-old woman, betrothed to Baruch Levy, a young man whom she has seen only four times before their wedding day. The novel begins with Chani standing “like a pillar of salt,” wearing a wedding dress that has been passed between members of her family and has the yellowed underarms and rows of alteration stitches to prove it. All of the cups of cold coffee and small talk with men referred to Chani’s parents have led up to this moment. But the happiness Chani and Baruch feel is more than counterbalanced by their anxiety: about the realities of married life; about whether they will be able to have fewer children than Chani’s mother, who has eight daughters; and, most frighteningly, about the unknown, unspeakable secrets of the wedding night. As the book moves back to tell the story of Chani and Baruch’s unusual courtship, it throws into focus a very different couple: Rabbi Chaim Zilberman and his wife, Rebbetzin Rivka Zilberman. As Chani and Baruch prepare for a shared lifetime, Chaim and Rivka struggle to keep their marriage alive—and all four, together with the rest of the community, face difficult decisions about the place of faith and family life in the contemporary world.

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