Book Reviews of Jephte's Daughter

Jephte's Daughter
Jephte's Daughter
Author: Naomi Ragen
ISBN-13: 9780446514866
ISBN-10: 0446514861
Publication Date: 12/1988
Pages: 436
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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In an effort to honor his Orthodox Jewish religion, Abraham Ha-Levi forces his daughter to marry a Torah scholar, whose wickedness is hidden by his supposed religious devotion.
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I read this book a long time ago, but what really got me was when I learnt it was based on a true story- and how it differed from the book.
I do not want to give anything away in the review, but PM me after you are done if you want to know what I heard.
Just a note- it may upset you. It did for me.
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Kind of a romance but the interesting part is the data about the daily lives of today's American Othodox Jews. Learned a lot.
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This heart-rending story is about a young Jewish in an arranged marriage. I almost gave up on it at the beginning because of its sadness, but honestly I believe that without that sadness one wouldn't be able to rejoice at the end. All in all its a good story and not one I would usually read.
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I loved this book. It is a wonderful story about Hasidic Jews and the struggle of one woman to be true to herself.
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Very unusual story, left me with many questions about the Hassidic Jewish community and just how close to real life the book is. Beyond the community, though, were basic relationship issues; such as, how far is one expected to bend for one's father or husband and what does one owe to history or family. I found the author's writing a bit overdone.
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