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women who w an t b o th sp ir itu a l m e an ing and political
empowerment. All this leaves the reader , if not the protagonists,
on ever-shifting g round . Does one trust in faith o r intellect,
modernity o r tradition , and freedom from or for erotic desire?
T h e narratives o f Jewish American women promise no easy an ­
swers. T aken toge ther, they project a new terrain , envisioning
transformative possibilities for women, for men, for Judaism .
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