The Rabbi's Daughter

Author: Reva Mann

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0440337240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1099


In this honest, daring, and compulsively readable memoir, Reva Mann paints a portrait of herself as a young woman on the edge—of either revelation or self-destruction. Ricocheting between extremes of rebellion and piety, she is on a difficult but life-changing journey to inner truth. The journey began with an unhappy childhood in a family where religion set the tone and deviations from it were not allowed. But Reva, a granddaughter of the head of the Rabbinic Council of Israel and daughter of a highly respected London rabbi, was a wild child and she rebelled, spiralling into a whirlwind of sex and drugs by the time she reached adolescence. As a young woman, however, Reva had a startling mystical epiphany that led her to a women’s yeshivah in Israel, and eventually to marriage to the devoutly religious Torah scholar who she thought would take her to ever greater heights of spirituality. But can the path to spiritual fulfillment ever be compatible with the ecstasies of the flesh or with the everyday joys of intimacy and pleasure to which she is also strongly drawn? With unflinching candor, Reva shares her struggle to carve out a life that encompasses all the impulses at war within herself. An eye-opening glimpse into the world of the ultra-Orthodox and their elaborately coded rituals for eating, sleeping, bathing, and lovemaking, as well as a deeply personal rumination on identity, faith, and self-acceptance, this is at its heart a universal story. For those of any faith who have grappled with their own spiritual longings, and for anyone fascinated by traditional religion and its role in modern society, Reva Mann’s chronicle of a journey toward redemption is an unforgettable read.

The Rabbi's Daughter

Author: Reva Mann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children of rabbis

Page: 326

View: 8868


Serial sold to the Sunday Times Magazine

The Rabbi's Daughter

Author: Alan Sorem

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498218431

Category: Religion

Page: 98

View: 2694


In the ruins of once-mighty Ephesus, site of the Temple of Artemis, a twenty-first century archeological team discovers the earliest known papyrus of the Gospel According to Mark. Sealed with it are instructions for a woman's burial, signed "The Rabbi's Daughter." The Rabbi's Daughter is an historical novel that takes us back to the years of Emperor Nero. Peter and Paul have been executed in Rome. The Community of Jesus' Way is struggling. With the help of his cousin Barnabas, Mark is compiling an account of the good news of Jesus. The two men come to Ephesus to interview Mary, who lives in the hills above the metropolis. They say their mission is to discover details about Jesus' early life. But soon it becomes apparent that their visit may have a very different purpose. The Rabbi's Daughter will give all readers a new appreciation and understanding of Mary, an extraordinary woman.

The Rabbi's Daughter

Author: Reva Mann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children of rabbis

Page: 355

View: 3323


The granddaughter of the former Chief Rabbi of Israel and daughter of a respected London rabbi chronicles her life, from a rebellious youth, marriage to a devoutly religious Torah scholar, and eventual journey toward self-acceptance and redemption.

The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter

Author: Bonnie S. Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199756244

Category: Feminism

Page: 264

View: 765


"Early feminist Ernestine Rose, more famous in her time than Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony, has been undeservedly forgotten. During the 1850s, Rose was an outstanding orator for women's rights in the United States who became known as "the Queen of the platform." Yet despite her successes and close friendships with other activists, she would gradually be erased from history for being a foreigner, a radical, and, of most concern to her peers and later historians, an atheist. In The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter, Bonnie S. Anderson recovers the legacy of one of the nineteenth century's most prominent radical activists. The only child of a Polish rabbi, Ernestine Rose rejected religion at an early age, legally fought a betrothal to a man she did not want to marry, and left her family, Judaism, and Poland forever. She would eventually move to London, where she became a follower of the manufacturer-turned-socialist Robert Owen and met her husband, fellow Owenite William Rose. Together they emigrated to New York City in 1836. In the U. S., Rose was a prominent leader at every national women's rights convention, lecturing across the country in favor of feminism and against slavery and religion. But the rise of anti-Semitism and religious fervor during the Civil War-coupled with rifts in the women's movement when black men, but not women, got the vote- left Rose without a platform. Returning to England, she continued advocating for feminism, free thought, and pacifism. Although many radicals honored her work, her contributions to women's rights had been passed over by historians by the 1920s. Nearly a century later, The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter, a well-rounded portrait of one of the mothers of the American feminist movement, returns Ernestine Rose to her rightful place"--

The Errand Runner

Author: Leah Rosenberg

Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: 149

View: 7045


The Errand Runner: Reflections of a Rabbi's Daughter is the memoir of a Jewish immigrant who attempts to integrate her Chassidic heritage with her North American environment - the struggle between the rabbi's obedient daughter and the lively, intelligent woman. It is a story which combines universal experiences with an understanding of Chassidic customs and ways of life.

The Rabbi's Wife

Author: Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740162

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 3686


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.

The Jewish Graphic Novel

Author: Samantha Baskind,Ranen Omer-Sherman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 700


The graphic novel is a vital and emerging genre, and this is the only book that focuses on its relation to Jewish culture, literature, and history. A highly readable and informative collection that will be of great interest to readers across a wide range of disciplines.--Deborah R. Geis, editor of "Considering MAUS: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's Tale" of the Holocaust."

Rabbi and Priest

Author: Milton Goldsmith

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421845628

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4954


We are in Russia. On the high road from Tscherkask to Togarog, and not far from the latter village, there stood, in the year 1850, a large and inhospitable-looking inn. Its shingled walls, whose rough surface no paint-brush had touched for long genera-tions, seemed decaying from sheer old age. Its tiled roof was in a most dilapidated state, displaying large gaps imperfectly stuffed with straw, and serving rather to collect the rain and snow for the more thorough inundation of the rooms below than to protect them from the elements. The grounds about the house were in keeping with it in point of picturesque neglect, and were as innocent of cultivation as the building was of paint. A roughly paved path led from the highway to the tavern door. Two old and sickly poplar trees cast a poor and half-hearted shade upon the parched ground, and mournfully shook their leaves over the scene of desolation. The herbage grew in isolated patches on a black and uncultivated soil. Nature might have originally been friendly to the place, but generations of poverty and neglect had reduced it to a condition of wretched misery.

Eat Right 4 Your Type

Author: Peter D'Adamo,Catherine Whitney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134994

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 5302


The individualised diet solution to staying healthy, living longer and achieving your ideal weight. Have diets you've tried in the past failed or even been counter-productive? Are you sure your diet is right for your blood type? This breakthrough programme is the only diet book to reveal the hidden key to successful dieting. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry and actually determines the way you absorb nutrients. The foods you absorb well and how your body handles stress differ with each blood type and plays a key part in losing weight, avoiding disease and promoting fitness and longevity. Based on that knowledge, Eat Right 4 Your Type provides a set of blood type-specific diets to help you learn how to combine the foods that are right for you, to ensure physical and mental well-being, whilst helping guarantee weight loss.