A rabbi meg a lánya

  • Title: A rabbi meg a lánya
  • Author: Naomi Alderman
  • ISBN: 9789632543604
  • Page: 479
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  • ☆ A rabbi meg a lánya ✓ Naomi Alderman - A rabbi meg a lánya, A rabbi meg a l nya Disobedience is Naomi Alderman s richly told endearingly evocative tale of two women and the choices they make as they come to terms with their identities in a traditional Orthodox Jewish community I
    ☆ A rabbi meg a lánya ✓ Naomi Alderman - A rabbi meg a lánya, A rabbi meg a l nya Disobedience is Naomi Alderman s richly told endearingly evocative tale of two women and the choices they make as they come to terms with their identities in a traditional Orthodox Jewish community I

    • ☆ A rabbi meg a lánya ✓ Naomi Alderman
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    A rabbi meg a lánya

    About Naomi Alderman


    1. Naomi Alderman born 1974 in London is a British author and novelist.Alderman was educated at South Hampstead High School and Lincoln College, Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics She then went on to study creative writing at the University of East Anglia before becoming a novelist.She was the lead writer for Perplex City, an Alternate reality game, at Mind Candy from 2004 through June, 2007 1 Her father is Geoffrey Alderman, an academic who has specialised in Anglo Jewish history She and her father were interviewed in The Sunday Times Relative Values feature on 11 February 2007 2 Her literary debut came in 2006 with Disobedience, a well received if controversial novel about a rabbi s daughter from North London who becomes a lesbian, which won her the 2006 Orange Award for New Writers.Since its publication in the United Kingdom, it has been issued in the USA, Germany, Israel, Holland, Poland and France and is due to be published in Italy, Hungary and Croatia.She wrote the narrative for The Winter House, an online, interactive yet linear short story visualized by Jey Biddulph The project was commissioned by Booktrust as part of the Story campaign, supported by Arts Council England 3


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    1. Sometimes a book comes along that you just click with Sometimes you can t even fully explain why Its strange for me to favourite a book that I don t resonate with in some way but this book is just so well written, has such a soft, warm essence, and is such a pleasure to sink into Disobedience is an unexpected, yet delightful, new friend I took my time with it and relished every page.

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    2. bbc programmes b0076x3sDescription By the age of 32, Ronit has left London and transformed her life She has become a cigarette smoking, wise cracking, New York career woman, who is in love with a married man.But when Ronit s father dies she is called back into the very different world of her childhood, a world she thought she had left far behind The orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon, north London is outraged by Ronit and her provocative ways But Ronit is shocked too by the confrontation with her [...]

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    3. First, I am a horrible person I bought this book because the idea of Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz romance shorted my brain That said, this managed to hit all of the predictable boxes of a mainstream queer narrative circa 1995 forbidden love, religious pressure even hubby is a prominent religious figure in the community, oh noes while also being an utter cop out on lesbianism Ronit spends a lot of the book, even the final page, with a dude Esti stays with her religious hubby because of a pregn [...]

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    4. Until not so many decades ago they hardly existed, yet the literary world went merrily round without them Now they abound Universities have them, adult education organisations have them, country retreats have them, seaside resorts have them, private individuals organise their own creative writing courses.In my view, the most they can achieve is to produce a few competent writers from among the multitudes who pass through But invariably missing is the magic, the sparkle, the extra something that [...]

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    5. I pretty much just read this bc of the rachel rachel movie that s coming out realised I don t know anything abt judaism, so I learnt some stuff which was cool

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    6. I didn t think I would like this one for several reasons I don t like reading about same sex relationships, and it saddens me to read about people who leave their communities and become less religious or irreligious That said, I often felt sad reading this book, especially the introductory paragraphs to each chapter which described Jewish observances and rituals Since I saw the author at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, I kept thinking, this is the first time I met a real apikorus She know [...]

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    7. Difficult to believe that this is a debut novel it is so well paced and the characters truly came to life for me Set in an Orthodox Jewish community in England where strict adherence to Orthodox ways are the price of admission to be part of the community However, what happens to those in the community who are other can they stay and be part of it or must they leave Interestingly this book gives it to you both ways Ronit the Rav s highly respected rabbi daughter chooses to leave because she finds [...]

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    8. A simple and elegant story about hard personal choices people have to make or decide not to make when they live in an oppressive culture about how long people can hold onto love that helped them define themselves about how memories can keep you afloat when you have nothing else to hold on to This was a touching story about how deeply societal norms can grow roots, and accepting that you may never be able to dig them up, but you can try to supplement them with new seeds instead.

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    9. I picked this one up after seeing the movie trailer and it was not what I expected There was a predatory lesbian aspect to Ronit that I thought we had gone beyond in the 21st century I understand the point the author was making about a woman s role in this society, but I wonder if this retrograde trope was necessary in order to do it.

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    10. I enjoyed this book very much Set within an Orthodox Jewish community this book is in turns very serious and laugh out loud funny.Read my full review at leftontheshelfbookblogspo

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    11. Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers I picked up the book for two reasons, and discovered this accolade on the front cover For one, it had looked interesting to me and was on my TBR Its also the July read for the Jewish Book Club, whom I occasionally write a review for I actually hope I m not the only one to read and review it this month I thought it was great really great The story is told in its blurb to be about a gay daughter of an Orthodox Jewish Community in London Which is an intere [...]

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    12. I was given this book by a friend as a brthday present I think it may not have come to my notice if she hadn t and so I am grateful It is a very thoughtful book about two young girls who had been brought up in an Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood in London After a gay relationship as teenagers they had gone their separate ways and taken very different directions in their life The death of her father brings Ronit, the daughter of the synagogue s leader, back to London from her new life in New York Th [...]

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    13. This book is about a woman who stands at a crossroads down one path is a tiny, backwards community of fundamentalist Orthodox Jews, and down the other is her sexuality, freedom and her perceived sense of self Basically, it is a book about me Haha just kidding Kind of I loved, loved loved that the main character had to think really think about her life, her choices and her morality She did all the same things we might do in her situation, but she often does them for all the wrong reasons So it s [...]

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    14. I ll begin with a sort of disclaimer I grew up sort of in Hendon, where this book is set, and sort of in the same community As I read this novel, I felt a tingle going through me each time the word Hendon flashed at my eyes I ve never read any other story set in this place Would I have enjoyed it so much without having such a similar background I can t possibly tell, because without it I would have been a different person with different likes and dislikes I hope I would have enjoyed it anyway, b [...]

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    15. I m giving this 4 stars but it really should be 3.5 stars.There s a lot about this book that I enjoyed I really cared for the characters of Ronit and Esti, and I learned a lot about the Orthodox Jewish community It made me wonder how many people in orthodox communities don t buy into all of it but stay because of the community or the fear of starting out on their own I think the story does really well dealing with grief and that suffocating feeling of not fitting in I liked how it showed how muc [...]

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    16. This book was a disappointment First of all the book description is misleading The book is about two Jewish Orthodox gay women who make different choices One chooses to stay in the Orthodox community and the other leaves The description says nothing about homosexuality of the characters being so central to the narrative I think the omission is deliberate as it enables the publisher to market this book to a general Jewish audience Most chapters consist of three parts 1 Wisdom from Jewish theologi [...]

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    17. This was actually the second time I read this book.I still love it The book alternates the perspective of Esti, a not altogether happily married observant Jewish woman, with that of Ronit her childhood friend The women are reunited when Ronit returns to Hendon after the death of her father, a much esteemed Rabbi The two viewpoints shed light on what is good and what is a little less good about life in a tightly knit Orthodox community.Each chapter begins with a discourse on aspects of Jewish bel [...]

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    18. I found this an interesting reflection on God and his relationship with man The only creature to be given choice, man has to struggle with obedience and the lure of disobedience Ronit has lived in New York for many years, happy as a non observant Jew, when she is notified that her estranged father, Rav Krushka, has passed away in his Orthodox Jewish community of Henden in London Reluctantly, she returns to England to tie up his estate Here she confronts her past and her relationship with her fat [...]

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    19. An excellent first novel in fact, it won the Orange Award for first novels.What I liked the format beginning with direct Biblical or prayer verses at the beginning of each chapter setting the tone for what s to follow , the characters and their conflicts and the overall plot development The author uses beautiful language, and displays much wisdom in her characters dialogue, thoughts and even actions The novel isn t perfect, and leaves the reader me wondering about some of the characters and also [...]

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    20. Not what I expectedA journey about faith and self and how they affect each other Ronit is a very reliable character and her ire, resentment, damage is inescapable It s a whirlpool that sucks you in Do I have another preference for the ending Of course But it is not my story to tell, it s Ronit s And that is enough.

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    21. The description of this for the audiobook version of Disobedience is NOT the right description This is being turned into a movie starring Rachels McAdams and Weisz.

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    22. Just like Alderman s The Power, Disobedience is lacking its lacking character development and what could have been a fascinating look into the lives of Orthodox Jewish families turned out to be a rushed book with no real insight.

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    23. Beautiful Just beautiful Wow This story was so profound So deep.Ronit, oh Ronit Such a complex character Intriguing Bizarre Incomplete Broken Fierce Damn it, this story It was so good The characters they were real The author made me feel like they were human beings, deserving of everything.Ronit, Esti and Dovid I loved them, especially Ronit.The depiction of the Orthodox Jewish community was so accurate This story was so simple yet so complex at the same time The ending destroyed me even though [...]

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    24. Ronit goes back to the Orthodox community in suburban London that her father led as Rav Frustrations abound She can t find her mother s Shabbat candlesticks, the only memento she really wants of her life there Esti, the schoolfriend she had a very forbidden affair with, still carries a torch for her And the rich and bossy Hartog tells Ronit she s such a disgrace, for having left, and is making everyone so uncomfortable, for having returned, that he pays her to not attend her father s memorial se [...]

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    25. review comingI think I m revising this star rating down to 3.5 in retrospect because I feel the novel has washed away from my mind a bit, and it sort of petered out at the end However it s a very enjoyable read, a dissection of the fundamentalist Jewish community in Hendon, and has its moving moments Not sure what the Jewish community in Hendon make of it The religious leaders and much of the community are shown as stuck in a world where women should be seen and little heard and not even seen du [...]

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    26. My Library Journal review Financial analyst Ronit Krushka, who lives in New York, identifies as lesbian but is seeing a married man She is also the estranged daughter of a revered London rabbi This entertaining first novel begins with the death of Rabbi Krushka and Ronit s reluctant return to the Orthodox Jewish enclave of Hendon I don t really mind England so much, she concedes But the way Jews are here it just makes me want to kick over tables and shout Unlike their American counterparts, Brit [...]

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    27. First off, my reason for reading the book was fueled by the romance between Ronit and Esti, which I was tipped off to when I viewed the trailer for the movie, of the same name due for release in the USA in April of this year While I didn t expect a full blown storyline about this subplot, I was hoping it would have been believable , better developed in the book.Second, I m not familiar with Jewish culture so, reading this book with all the references to traditional events, holidays, ceremonies, [...]

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    28. I thought I would like this better than I did Ronit was born in Hendon part of London to an esteemed Orthodox rabbi After a teenage lesbian affair she moved to the U.S and continued her life as a non observant Jew The other girl got married Ronit s cousin and tries to keep the commandments But when Ronit s father dies, she returns for the funeral and everyone needs to address the past.Although I generally enjoy novels with a Jewish background, this book didn t pull me in It had too much philosop [...]

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    29. A very thoughtful reflection on life within a small tight knit religious community on those who are believers and a an individual who turned her back on the congregation and moved to the United States Ronit Krushka was raised in the Oxthodox enclave of Hendon, England As she describes it, unlike the active Jewish community in the United States, Jews in Britain must remain quiet than non Jews and women silent than men When Ronit learns that her father, the congregation s Rabbi, has died, she re [...]

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