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A Spiritual Life

A Jewish Feminist Journey

Merle Feld


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Paperback (8/9/2007)
Hardcover (8/9/2007)


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.

State University of New York Press, 9780791441183, 274pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2000

About the Author

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.