A Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey

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State University of New York Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life 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. From the experiences of early childhood, to the spiritual awakening of a secular adolescent encountering Jewish tradition, to the alternately funny and searing tales of new-found independence, early married life, young motherhood, and midlife, Feld comments with remarkable honesty and clarity on the many stages of spiritual and artistic exploration and growth. Overarching all these accounts is the picture of how the cycle of the Jewish calendar year comes to provide an ever-renewing source of sustenance for the author's deepening spiritual expression.

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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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