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A spiritual life : a Jewish feminist journey
Feld, Merle, 1947-
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Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]

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x, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
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E184.37 .F45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.

Author Notes

Merle Feld is an award-winning playwright and poet whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and prayerbooks. Her plays Across the Jordan and The Gates Are Closing have been staged and read at synagogues and universities across the country and internationally.

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Library Journal Review

This book about Jewish feminist spirituality is written with the strong yet soft voice of a committed participant in the whole spectrum of Jewish life: the family, the holidays, and the rituals. Feld was a willing partner to her husband, a rabbi at college campus Hillel chapters, including many years at Princeton University's chapter. Her role gave her the opportunity to partake wholly in Jewish life, to bond with young students at the university, and to form strong ties with diverse neighbors. These experiences find a voice in Feld's prose and in her poetry; the work included in this volume provides an intimate expression of her spiritual and social commitments. It encompasses her feelings about family life, the spiritual and ritual cycle of the Jewish year, a year spent in Israel, and the friends and students she and her husband have mentored. This New Age outpouring of feminine spirituality, expressed through the filter of a sensitive and talented writer, is appropriate for collections that feature these interests.ÄIdelle Rudman, Touro Coll. Lib., Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.