Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman Among Books
U of Nebraska Press, 2007 M01 1 - 199 páginas
To learn was to live, and to learn well was to live well. This was the lesson of both cultures of the Modern Orthodox Jewish world in which Ilana Blumberg was educated, with its commitment to traditional Jewish practice and ideas alongside an appreciation for modern, secular wisdom.
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... be armed against the forces everywhere disguised as friends who were trying
to persuade us that ''Binah'' was enough. Binah: that mysterious form of
knowledge, never precisely defined, which our ancient sources told us inhered in
Binah, the ability to know one thing from out of another, l'havin davar mitokh
davar, rbd ... girls and women in two long braids and pinafores, in shtetls all over
Eastern Europe, being told as if it were a gift or a promise that they possessed
Binah: I heard the word and thought back to the women to whose husbands God
spoke, the women with the visions, knifelike in their clarity, of what was to be
done and what avoided. To Sarah, Rebecca, Esther. Women who weighed life
Binah be something other than a blind man, that someone help them scrub the
map, right the world, that the famine subside, the war end. In our own words, we
were all pleading, ''Not just what will su≈ce, but more than enough. For once ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - bostonian71 - LibraryThing
A literate and literary memoir of a woman who grew up trying to reconcile the worlds of Orthodox Judaism and secularism and feminism. Blumberg explains very well the balancing act she didn't even know ... Leer comentario completo