Over the Rooftops of Time: Jewish Stories, Essays, Poems (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

Sklarew, Myra

ISBN 10: 0791455750 / 0-7914-5575-0
ISBN 13: 9780791455753
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
About this title:
Wide-ranging and poignant reflections on literature, art, science, and memory.

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In this collection of essays, stories, and poems, award-winning poet and fiction writer Myra Sklarew traces a journey across the latter half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Her point of view is Jewish, though her subjects include science, exile, the future, the Holocaust, the remaining Jewish community of Morocco, Yiddish poetry, the visual arts, and teaching. Many of these pieces deal with personal subjects-the search for a grandfather's birthplace, the death of a mother, the profound effect of a teacher, the struggle of a woman to embrace Judaism. Whether writing about medicine, Messiah, or the first speech of an infant, Sklarew's work finds its roots in Judaism, a Judaism fashioned in large part by the author's own hands. Ultimately, the book is about access, about following one's own curiosity despite the obstacles that might appear along the way. And it is about a kind of belief: that nothing will be wasted, that all that we can learn will have a place in our lives eventually, though we may not know its purpose at the time.

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Sklarew, Myra
ISBN 10: 0791455750
ISBN 13: 9780791455753
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Book Description: SUNY, Albany, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Printing. Remainder stamps on edges. Bookseller Inventory # 164380

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