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By Merle Feld

Comprises new and up to date fabric, in addition to a readers' consultant with questions for writing and chat groups. The revised version of this liked vintage contains a readers' and writers' advisor to facilitate publication workforce conversations and casual grownup schooling, and likewise bargains activates for private journaling exploration. Merle Feld's emotionally robust prose and hugely available poetry open the hearts of readers of every age and non secular persuasions who're touring throughout the cycle of existence and sharing within the look for that means.

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We were valued for our company, our insights, and our cooking. Yet there was a silent wall that held us back. Our ignorance? Our timidity? The insensitivity or prejudice of the men? Our peripheral status, our totally unclear role in the life of the community? To be fair all around, neither the young men nor the young women who participated in the founding of Havurat Shalom, the cornerstone of the Jewish renewal movement, had any role models for the equal participation of women in the Jewish community.

She looked up “B’nai B’rith,” and sure enough, we qualified; she proceeded to fill out the necessary form. ” 25 A SPIRITUAL LIFE she asked Eddie. “Rabbi,” he replied. ” Well, I thought, this is an adventure . . ”) For the actual move to Champaign we decided to take the train. We wanted a way to reinforce the reality that we were moving and that it was in fact a considerable distance, that we were going to a different part of the country yet it was still a part of the country we knew. If you get on a plane, we reasoned, it’s somehow all the same, you pass the time, then you arrive.

Funny, when it was time for family pictures, how the sun was never in the right place in front of our building. The world outside: the pain of watching TV, the pain of comparing ourselves to that house, that family on Father Knows Best, the pain, the shame. Why couldn’t we do what they made it look so easy to do—to have a pretty house, a white picket fence. They made it look easy to succeed in America, but we weren’t succeeding, we were failures. We were that other TV family, we were The Honeymooners.

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