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Title:
Rescuing Haya : confessions of an eighth generation Israeli emigrant
Author:
Spilka, Shelly.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 295 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780791448694

9780791448700
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library CT1919.P38 S757 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The story of an Israeli woman's struggle to forge her personal and professional identity.


Author Notes

Shelly Spilka is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Humanities at Western New England College.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Born in Jerusalem before the Israeli state, Shelly Spilka, an eighth-generation Israeli, fluidly describes how she arrived at the decision to reject the principles of Zionism and to leave Israel for America, where she is now a professor of English at Western New England College. The daughter of a secular Jewish mother and an Orthodox father, Spilka was placed in an orphanage at age five when her parents split up. In Rescuing Haya (Spilka's birth name), she traces the threads from her origins to her present-day beliefs. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


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