'Immigrant Daughters', 'White Jews,' and Embodied Readings

By Laura Levitt

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1996

This essay attempts to reconsider the relationship between "whiteness" and "Jewishness," recognizing the allure of whiteness and its privilege for American Jews, and offers reflections on Jewish difference through a reading of Melanie Kay/Kantrowitz' 1981 poem "Notes of an Immigrant Daughter, Atlanta."

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Literature, Immigration, Assimilation

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 61/No. 2

Page Number(s): 41-48

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levitt, Laura. 'Immigrant Daughters', 'White Jews,' and Embodied Readings. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1996: 41-48. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5870


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