Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman among Books

By: Blumberg, Ilana M.

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"Houses of Study" is an eloquent memoir of a Jewish woman's life and her efforts to reconcile the traditions of her faith with her belief in women's equality and the pull of modern American living. Ilana M. Blumberg traces her path from a childhood immersed in Hebrew and classical Judaic texts alongside Anglo-American novels and biographies to a womanhood where the two literatures suddenly represent mutually exclusive possibilities for life. Set in "houses of study," from a Jewish grammar school and high school to a Jerusalem yeshiva for women to a secular American university, her intimate and poignant memoir asks what happens when the traditional Jewish ideal of learning asserts itself in a woman directed by that same tradition toward a life of modesty, early marriage, and motherhood.
This Bison Books edition is updated with discussion questions.

Title: Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman among Books

Author Name: Blumberg, Ilana M.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803224494

ISBN Number 13: 9780803224490

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803224494Z2

Description: 0803224494 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE