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The Resource Distant sisters : the women I left behind, by Judith Rotem ; translated by Shira Atik ; foreword by Nessa Rapoport

Distant sisters : the women I left behind, by Judith Rotem ; translated by Shira Atik ; foreword by Nessa Rapoport

Label
Distant sisters : the women I left behind
Title
Distant sisters
Title remainder
the women I left behind
Statement of responsibility
by Judith Rotem ; translated by Shira Atik ; foreword by Nessa Rapoport
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
  • Ultra-Orthodox women do not wear veils, but their long, guarding garb and head coverings symbolize an eternal partition dividing them from their contemporary western sisters. Author Judith Rotem was born into one such Orthodox family in Budapest. In the early 1950s, her family moved into Bnei-Brak, an Israeli town whose population includes many of the very religious Jews known as the haredim. Rotem married at age 18 and went through ten pregnancies in twelve years,
  • losing two babies and suffering a near-fatal premature delivery. After twenty years of marriage, she divorced her husband and haredi society, and took her daughters with her. Her son remains haredi. Ten years after Rotem left the ultra-Orthodox community, she returned to try to understand her former life, in which women are expected both to raise a houseful of children and to support their husbands while the men study Torah. She interviewed dozens of these women (often
  • without their husbands' approval) about such topics as marriage and divorce, children, "superwomanism," mothers and daughters, menopause, mikvah laws, the gap between men and women, the rejection of books, and new attitudes regarding materialistic life. Although her appraisal of their lives is often harsh, she is never critical of the women themselves, whom she sees as her sisters, even as she distances herself from them
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DLC
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Rotem, Yehudit
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women
Label
Distant sisters : the women I left behind, by Judith Rotem ; translated by Shira Atik ; foreword by Nessa Rapoport
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34691186
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780827605725
Lccn
96019768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34691186
  • (Sirsi) a573497
Label
Distant sisters : the women I left behind, by Judith Rotem ; translated by Shira Atik ; foreword by Nessa Rapoport
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34691186
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780827605725
Lccn
96019768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34691186
  • (Sirsi) a573497

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