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In this honest, daring, and compulsively readable memoir, Reva Mann paints a portrait of herself as a young woman on the edge—of either revelation or self-destruction. The daughter of a highly respected London rabbi, Reva was a wild child, spiralling into a whirlwind of sex and drugs by the time she reached adolescence. But as a young woman, Reva had a startling mystical epiphany that led her to a womens yeshivah in Israel, and eventually to marriage to the devoutly religious Torah scholar she thought would take her to ever greater heights of spirituality. But can the path to spiritual fulfillment ever be compatible with the ecstasies of the flesh or with the everyday joys of intimacy and pleasure to which she is also strongly drawn? With unflinching candor, Reva shares her struggle to carve out a life that encompasses all the impulses at war within herself. An eye-opening glimpse into the world of the ultra-Orthodox and their elaborately coded rituals for eating, sleeping, bathing, and lovemaking, as well as a deeply personal rumination on identity, faith, and self-acceptance, The Rabbis Daughter is at its heart a universal story, a journey toward redemption that is an unforgettable read.

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In this honest, daring, and compulsively readable memoir, Reva Mann paints a portrait of herself as a young woman on the edgeof either revelation or self-destruction. The daughter of a highly respected London rabbi, Reva was a wild child, spiralling into a whirlwind of sex and drugs by the time she reached adolescence. But as a young woman, Reva had a startling mystical epiphany that led her to a womens yeshivah in Israel, and eventually to marriage to the devoutly religious Torah scholar she thought would take her to ever greater heights of spirituality. But can the path to spiritual fulfillment ever be compatible with the ecstasies of the flesh or with the everyday joys of intimacy and pleasure to which she is also strongly drawn? With unflinching candor, Reva shares her struggle to carve out a life that encompasses all the impulses at war within herself. An eye-opening glimpse into the world of the ultra-Orthodox and their elaborately coded rituals for eating, sleeping, bathing, and lovemaking, as well as a deeply personal rumination on identity, faith, and self-acceptance, The Rabbis Daughter is at its heart a universal story, a journey toward redemption that is an unforgettable read.

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Reva Mann lives in Jerusalem with her three children.

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KIER8, March 30, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
"The Rabbi's Daughter" is the exciting story of the strong-willed daughter of a distinguished British rabbi who did not conform to the mold. Living under a spotlight and in a religiously rigid home is not easy.The pressure may have been too much for her, resulting in behavior that at times brought shame to the family.
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ISBN:
9780385341431
Author:
Mann, Reva
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Women
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
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8.14x6.24x.84 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this honest, daring, and compulsively readable memoir, Reva Mann paints a portrait of herself as a young woman on the edgeof either revelation or self-destruction. The daughter of a highly respected London rabbi, Reva was a wild child, spiralling into a whirlwind of sex and drugs by the time she reached adolescence. But as a young woman, Reva had a startling mystical epiphany that led her to a womens yeshivah in Israel, and eventually to marriage to the devoutly religious Torah scholar she thought would take her to ever greater heights of spirituality. But can the path to spiritual fulfillment ever be compatible with the ecstasies of the flesh or with the everyday joys of intimacy and pleasure to which she is also strongly drawn? With unflinching candor, Reva shares her struggle to carve out a life that encompasses all the impulses at war within herself. An eye-opening glimpse into the world of the ultra-Orthodox and their elaborately coded rituals for eating, sleeping, bathing, and lovemaking, as well as a deeply personal rumination on identity, faith, and self-acceptance, The Rabbis Daughter is at its heart a universal story, a journey toward redemption that is an unforgettable read.
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