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Read Jephte's Daughter ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ï A modern classic of Jewish American literature a remarkable journey into the shrouded world of Chassidic women Naomi Ragen's first novel has been called one of the too most important Jewish books Abraham Ha Levi is a wealthy American businessman and the last male survivor of aEs in Jerusalem Batsheva finds herself plunged into a new life and a strange land among people who follow their religious laws to the letter Then she realizes that her husband's piety is merely a mask for his cruelty A magnificent book that builds up momentum compellingly. Bathaseba Ha Levi a young Jewish girl is fond of romantic literatures like D H Lawrence etc but is also the daughter of the sole survivor of Ha Levi dynasty who is looked up to and revered by the Hassidic Jews It compels her to face the dichotomy between the strict adherence to the principles of orthodox Jewish group ie Hasidism and her fondness for such literature and life which unfurls her desires to be loved and to fulfil her dreams which seems to have no boundaries Her fate as the only daughter of the last survivor of Ha Levis pushes her to get married to the best Jewish scholar in Jerusalem so that the dynasty can be carried forward Her husband knows nothing beyond the religious works of Judaism and his stubbornness to make Bathaseba stay pure and unuestioned makes him abuse her in order to yield her capitulation for her desires She swallows all the pains and bearings for the sake of her father's dream to maintain the legacy of Ha Levis and after an attempt to get rid of his abuse and to follow her dreams she is compelled by her father to promise him not to run away from her husband and to mould herself in such a way as to be a better wife who preserves her dignity satisfies her husband and follow the diktats of her husband But her sufferings are unforgivable so she eventually runs away from Jerusalem to live the life on her own terms and in order to ensure a bright future for her newborn son and protect him from the evils of his father which she has faced for so long Her further uest explores and brings to her different joys and a new experience as she has been emancipated from the boundaries created by her dad and her husband She falls in love she gets occupied with her photography work and fights the ongoing conflict between her faith and all those unfettered desiresThe novel Jepthe's Daughter is imbued with the contrast between the restrictions imposed by the Orthodox Jewish Hasidism and its unreasonable exploitation by those who have seen no world but their confinement to the religious texts A powerful narrative accounting the life of a girl who has to maintain a balance between her orthodox ways of living and her desires that arises deep into her heart It's a story of sacrifices made by Bathaseba Ha Levi in order to please her dad and her husband and to keep up the name of her dynasty A life full of ordeals until she flees away to live her worn life free of such unlivable constraints while maintaining her faith The writer Naomi Ragen has excelled in drawing an irresistible portrait of the shackles imposed in the name of orthodoxy and the impact it has on the innocent and full of dreams livesĀ 

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A modern classic of Jewish American literature a remarkable journey into the shrouded world of Chassidic women Naomi Ragen's first novel has been called one of the too most important Jewish books Abraham Ha Levi is a wealthy American businessman and the last male survivor. I can't remember the last novel I read that I really could not put down A friend I met on a recent vacation had just finished the book and did not want to pack it and bring it home Her description of the story as being one about a young American woman who must marry a Hassidic Jew in Jerusalem to fulfill a vow her father made to carry on the dynasty that his family had prior to their deaths at the hands of the Nazis piued my interest The book did not disappoint I found it very intriguing Once I began reading the novel was put down only when I absolutely had to sleep eat or do a little housework

review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Naomi Ragen

Jephte's DaughterOf an important Orthodox Jewish family He decides it's time he finally honored his religious and cultural inheritance and so forces his 18 year old daughter the beautiful and intelligent Batsheva into an arranged marriage Her new husband is a devout Torah scholar who liv. I really enjoyed reading this book so I can't figure out why my main feeling about it now is irritation I think it's because of the way it ties up The whole story is so real and so honest like a detailed photograph and it feels like Ragen tacked on an ending where the characters suddenly appeared in cartoon form recognizable but dumbed down caricatured While they seemed to breathe a life of their own all along the ending is like catching a bit of Ragen's shadow in the picture and I suddenly had a sense of someone controlling the story and making the characters do things that didn't seem uite believable The ending is what you hope for and yet it comes off contrived and so it doesn't uite satisfy