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The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg (Schocken Books, $27.95) presents 12 Bible stories and rabbinic elaborations of those stories from a psychoanalytic perspective. Zornberg’s method resembles collagemaking... Read more »
Incommunicado for decades, her writer dad surfaces in a death notice. What fleeing his first family did to the daughter he left behind.
Understanding the existential power of these ultimate rituals, visionary women are now taking control, engaging with traditional practices while creating new ways to mark this final lifecycle event. Baby namings for girls, egalitarian weddings and divorces — these you know. But what makes a good funeral? And why does it matter how you memorialize a woman? Rabbis, funeral directors and feminist icons weigh in on how to revise this ceremonial passage.
Hannah Sokolov — a young Jewish wife and mother transplanted by her husband from Brooklyn — meets the Watermans, a black couple who labor in the local fish store; she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Samuel and, as a result, to Belle as well.
In the Civil War, Jews — Jewish women in particular— unexpectedly found themselves on both sides of the conflict.
What did you miss when you were glued to the TV watching two seasons of a male shrink and his challenging patients? Showalter gives you a gender lens through which to view this hit HBO series.