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What do I owe my parents? What do I owe myself? More By and About This Author. Buy this book. I only found out about Cottin Pogrebin's novels by accident--maybe a tweet from the Jewish Book Council? There are loads of different sub-genres of romance novels: I think I read a new type--the overly-earnest Rrview progressive romance novel.

It was a fun read but felt too earnest, too didactic.

Having said that, it really captured the internal and external contradictions of so many modern Jews and also the struggles the children of Holocaust survivors go. The over-earnest aspect was more of a political nature than a religious one though both did weigh the book.

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I will read Cottin Pogrebin's other novel at some point but I'm not running out to do so. And, seriously, there should be a whole sub-genre of romance novels geared towards this demographic. Jun 18, Mom2nine rated it it was amazing. This single jewish male seeking soulmate review star took me by surprise, but I can't see a way around the rating.

I free cichlids good home that the blurb and the publishing house would enlarge the sinlge without labeling the author. Story line belies stereo-types. It is a story about families and family expectations, relationships of all types. Pogrebin is able to discuss weighty This five star took me by surprise, but I can't see a way around the rating.

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How we maintain our promises to our parents while developing into our own people may also resonate with those who grow up in different cultures from my. But for this book, it certainly helps to be Jewish Is that like "-ish" as opposed to Christian, as one child is quoted?

Yes, Pogrebin's writing is somewhat of a polemic. Being the feminist she is, and the educated Jew, that's to be expected. Yet this novel is so much. Zach Levy's story follows from his childhood as the son of two survivors, through his Jewish education and Bar Mitzvah and life as an ACLU attorney, father, husband, lover and searcher for meaning and clarity.

Surprisingly, there is laugh out soulmage dialogue and several jokes to be shared as you read. The story is engaging deview real, as malee the characters, even minor ones, particularly Rabbi Goldfarb and Soulmste Irina Cantor. Highly thought provoking and very readable. Jul 02, Rachel rated it really liked it. As the child of a Holocaust survivor, I found a lot of parallels between his childhood home and. I think this book is important, and I hope people younger than I am read.

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All in all, great book. Worth reading. View 1 comment. Not bad but not that good either Single Man Looking for a Soulmate was written by an author well versed in the Torah and Jewish cultural life.

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Interesting book addressing issue of a Jewish man who promised his mother on her dying bed that he would marry a Jewish girl. He does but she leaves him a yr after his daughter is born and moves to Australia with her lesbian love taking child with. He searches for nice Jewish girl tho he himself gas difficult time keeping Jewish tradition.

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His intention is it will be a passing affair but 2 yrs later she accidentally gets pregnant and he walks away. He drives himself crazy trying to figure out what he should.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin is a veteran writer of eleven books. She is a founding editor of Ms. Magazine, a journalist, political activist, wife, mother, grandmother, and a serious Jew who has spent years participating in dialogue groups with African American, Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian women. Feminism, liberalism seeeking positive Jewish identification permeate the novel. His parents spoke single jewish male seeking soulmate review short, stubby sentences, as if words could be used up, and often single jewish male seeking soulmate review a language they refused to translate.

As I neared the eingle of the novel, I visited a congregant struggling with metastasized cancer who herself is the daughter local sex in Oakesdale Washington a Holocaust survivor, a serious Jew, a fluent Hebrew speaker with strong family ties in Israel, who has devoted her life to furthering justice and enriching Jewish community.

This singlr raises many questions: The book addresses as well the situation of children of survivors and, in light of the present, challenges their obligations to deceased parents who suffered the indignities of the Shoah.

Pogrebin does not deal with the signle of how one justifies faith in the God of Jewish tradition in light of evil and the suffering of the innocent, nor does she offer a way to affirm Jewish faith in a liberal non-Orthodox context after the Holocaust. However, she effectively presents the tension between prophetic humanism and tribal particularism soumate it plays out in Zach's inner conflict.

Rabbi Single jewish male seeking soulmate review Goldfarb is a wise, loving and visionary mentor who lives comfortably between the two worlds of Jewish tradition and modernity primarily because he knows exactly who he is and what he believes. He deftly brings essential Jewish teachings to a tortured Zach. This book is a wonderful read and provocatively challenges past Jewish assumptions cherryblossoms dating com light of contemporary circumstances.

Community note: She will discuss the many issues she raises in this novel.

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate. Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Feminist, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate. A novel by Letty Cottin Pogrebin. , Feminist Press, City University of New York. pages $ The son of Holocaust survivors has a hard time keeping his promises to his parents.

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