Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman Among Books

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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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Preface
ix
Binah
1
Houses of Study
35
If They Be Two
69
Tree Light Fruit
147
Acknowledgments
175
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Página 70 - The breath goes now, and some say, No; So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move; 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity our love. Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears, Men reckon what it did and meant; But trepidation of the spheres, Though greater far, is innocent. Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it.
Página 71 - Our two souls, therefore, which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat. If they be two, they are two so As stiff twin compasses are two ; Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show To move, but doth, if th
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Página 71 - Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it. But we by a love, so much refined, That our selves know not what it is, Inter-assured of the mind, Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss. Our two souls therefore, which are one. Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to aery thinness beat.
Página 70 - Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears ; Men reckon what it did and meant ; But trepidation of the spheres, Though greater far, is innocent. Dull sublunary lovers' love Whose soul is sense — cannot admit Of absence, 'cause it doth remove The thing which elemented it.
Página 90 - Greene the actor-manager took pity on her; she found herself with child by that gentleman and so - who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body? - killed herself one winter's night and lies buried at some cross-roads where the omnibuses now stop outside the Elephant and Castle.
Página vi - God! that is not martyrdom! It is the blotting out of a life that has been a protest against wrong. Let me die because of the worth that is in me, not because of my weakness." The rain had ceased, and the light from the breaking clouds fell on Savonarola as he left the Loggia in the midst of his guard, walking, as he had come, with the Sacrament in his hand. But there seemed no glory in the light that fell on him now, no smile of Heaven : it was only that...
Página 92 - ... what are Don Giovanni and War and Peace, if not vast transforming metaphors in our knowledge of ourselves and our society? Second, along with agreeing that metaphor is important, students of metaphor agree that we are well-advised to be wary of metaphor. As George Eliot observes in Middlemarch: For all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts tangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them. The difficulty is that for almost all of us, for at least some of the time (probably on quite...
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Ilana M. Blumberg is an assistant professor of humanities, culture, and writing at James Madison College, Michigan State University.

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