Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 396 pages
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As an adolescent, Pogrebin experienced agonizing rejection from Judaism because she was female, and at 15 she disassociated herself from organized Judaism. This book is about her journey 20 years later back to her roots, her decision to reconsider her withdrawal, and her struggle to reconcile feminism and her religion.

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Pogrebin, a founding editor of Ms. magazine whose books on feminist thinking include How To Make It in a Man's World ( LJ 4/1/70), here reconciles her Jewish background, which she rejected for almost ... Read full review

Contents

Family Secrets
3
Mother I Hardly Knew You
15
One Man Two Fathers
32
PART TWO DEBORAH
47
The High Holy Days
82
My Hanukkah
100
Wandering in the Desert
111
A Bat Mitzvah Sermon
128
Gatekeepers and Gate Crashers
164
Special Jewish Sorrows
203
Why Feminism Is Good for the Jews
235
From Marjorie Morningstar to Dirty Dancing
256
PART FOUR LIVING WITH A FEMINIST HEAD
273
The International
312
And Finally the P Words
329
312
387

When Youre Okay
145
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