Category Archives: (And You Will) LOVE

Love Affair

All this summer I’ve carried on an open love affair with the Deerfield River. It is my ritual every weekday afternoon to go to a secluded woodsy spot where I am often the only visitor. When alone, I glide naked … Continue reading

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Bruriah, Part II

All Her Life Bruriah rose above what she knew of men- even or especially the learned sages who populated her world. She knew of their pitiful inability to get comfortable in the presence of a woman who was at the … Continue reading

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Reception: In a New Light

Time to let go of my moorings, the better to drift into the stream of consciousness awakened by this long-awaited speaker. Avivah Zornberg is embroidering upon the biblical tale of Joseph and his brothers, their cruelty to him, his unheard … Continue reading

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And You Will Love (too)

And You Will Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and all your soul and all your might … I grew up with that dictate. Yet, And You Will Love falls oddly on the ears; how can anyone … Continue reading

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The Masculine Mystique

There’s a lot of buzz these days about Stephanie Coontz’s new book A Strong Stirring, an assessment of Betty Friedans’s 1963 manifesto The Feminine Mystique.  It’s stirring up some personal memories of my own. I was not quite fourteen back … Continue reading

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And You Will Love

As the dissident daughter of an Orthodox Jewish family, by the age of 16, I was a non-subscriber to their codified world-view. By the age of 18, I left behind community as I knew it and meaning as I understood … Continue reading

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