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Title Taking root : narratives of Jewish women in Latin America / edited by Marjorie Agosín.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2002]

Series Research in international studies. Latin America series ; no. 38
Research in international studies. Latin America series ; no. 38.
Subject Jewish women -- Latin America -- Biography.
Jews, Latin American -- United States -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration.
Alt Name Agosín, Marjorie,
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 299 pages).
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Some essays were translated from Spanish.
Contents Introduction / Marjorie Agosín -- Latin American Jewishness: a game with shifting identities / Edna Aizenberg -- Sephardi air / Ruth Behar -- What! No Yiddish?: growing up Sephardi in Peru / Fortuna Calvo-Roth -- My past is present / the complex identity of a German-Jewish-Venezuelan-American / Verónica de Darer -- El Azar-fate put the novel Cláper in my hands / Joan E. Friedman -- Memories of comings and goings / Ethel Kosminsky -- My Cuban story / Ester Levis Levine -- Crossing creative and cultural barriers / Natania Remba Nurko -- Growing up Jewish in Columbia / Cecilia Rosenblum -- Found in translation: on becoming a Cuban Jewish writer / Ester R. Shapiro -- Mosaics: the story of her life / Wilma Bloch Reich, as told to Jessica P. Alpert -- Shared memories / Nedda G. de Anhalt -- Judaism: an essential tool / Graciela Chichotky -- Passion to remember / Sonia Guralnik -- Poetry in the clouds: a Costa Rican journey / Rosita Kalina de Piszk -- From Toledo to the new world: a story of secrets / Angelina Muñiz de Huberman -- Uruguay: a story in episodes / Teresa Porzecanski -- Of spices and spells: from Morrocco to Buenos Aires / Mercedes Roffé -- Saint Anthony's intervention and other accounts of growing up Jewish in Mexico / Diana Anhalt -- With all that i am / Ana María Shua -- Tale of courage and fortitude / Ivonne Strauss de Milz, as told to Marjorie Agosín -- Too many names / Nora Strejilevich.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary In Taking Root, Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays included here examine the religious, economic, social, and political choices these families have made and continue to make as they forge Jewish identities in the New World. Marjorie Agosín has gathered narr.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780896804258 (electronic bk.)
0896804259 (electronic bk.)
0896802264 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780896802261 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 656934767
Additional Format Print version: Taking root. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2002016986 (OCoLC)48810714