Writing a Jewish Life: Memoirs

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"Writing 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-20s, 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 ...

Writing a Jewish Life: Memoirs 2005, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786716494

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