Writing a Jewish Life: Memoirs

Writing a Jewish Life: MemoirsWriting A Jewish Life Chronicles Novelist Lev Raphael S Struggle To Claim Both His Religious And Sexual Identities, And The Happiness He Subsequently Found Until He Reached His Mid S, The Author Felt Alienated From Other Jews, Ambivalent About His Homosexuality Or As He Puts It, Twice Strange In Each Community , Different, Lesser, Ashamed A Son Of Holocaust Survivors, Raphael Grew Up In An Unmistakably Jewish But Nonreligious Home However, As An Adult He Initiated His Own Affiliations With Judaism He Had A Bar Mitzvah At Age , Went To Israel Twice, And Fell In Love With A Jewish Man It Was Coming Out As A Jew, He Writes, That Ultimately Made It Possible For Me To Come Out As A Gay Man And Then Work At Uniting The Two Identities Attesting To His Journey Is The Contrast Between His Confused Childhood And The Joyful Domestic Life He Now Shares With His Lover, Gersh, And Their Two Sons I read this book to examine for my thesis I enjoyed reading it, but not to the extent where reading it for my thesis didn t feel somewhat like a chore But it is a very good memoir, and very touching I like the essay about his dog a lot. This was a book I pulled off the shelf at the library and read at random The essays were fine, if a bit repetitive on some points, but it was interesting to see a gay Jewish perspective from the early nineties, and what did and didn t read as dated However, I have very much added Raphael s mystery novels to my TBR, considering we share a favorite author in Edith Wharton, and I can t resist a book called The Edith Wharton Murders. i like his writing

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  • Paperback
  • 225 pages
  • Writing a Jewish Life: Memoirs
  • Lev Raphael
  • English
  • 14 August 2018
  • 0786716495