Ilana Blumberg’s moving memoir begins with her experiences learning at a women’s seminary in Jerusalem after high school, and comes to a close with her reflections on the challenge of raising her daughter to be a committed Jewish woman.
“This is not just a Torah commentary for women,” says Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, “it is a Torah commentary for everyone. And it is not ‘Torah Lite.
Hurray for scholarly Jewish women’s conferences! It was just such a conference that responded to some troubling aspects of the findings that Betty Friedan presented in her 1963 groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique.