My Book of Ruth: Reflections of a Jewish Girl - a memoir in by Ruth Lehrer PDF

By Ruth Lehrer

Ruth Lehrer's memoir in thirty-six essays is a compelling contemplation approximately her lifestyles as a mundane American Jewish lady. With humor and fervour, she tells of her family's arrival in the United States in 1920, her Yiddishe Mama, Catskill holidays, Bar Mitzvahs, Christmas bushes, struggle and peace, faith, God, and politics. She delights in books, theatre, and picture with Jewish content material, and laughs loudest at jokes instructed in Yiddish. whilst she hears of against the law, she prays that the offender isn't really Jewish. A Judaica present store is her favourite position to browse.
“Religion-lite could be hypocritical,” Ruth writes, “but what we have to be apprehensive approximately is religion-heavy.” She nonetheless wears her 1960’s pendant trumpeting “War isn't really fit for kids and different dwelling things.” Jewish mom jokes, a sure-fire winner in a comedian’s arsenal, are stereotypical and exaggerated. yet for her, they comprise greater than a nugget of fact. Her enormous remorse isn't really talking Yiddish along with her sons.

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