Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland” as Want to Read:
My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
..". vital to understanding this period of East European Jewish history. As Hyman promises, the memoir... read[s] like a novel." --Russian Review

In this striking autobiography Puah Rakovsky (1865-1955) tells of her experiences as a Jewish woman in late 19th- and early 20th-century Poland who broke with her traditional upbringing to become a professional educator, Zionist a
...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman

Community Reviews

(showing 1-56)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Elliot Ratzman
Jan 05, 2017 Elliot Ratzman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Even though I was an avowed heretic, I was deeply rooted in Jewish tradition.” I love this memoir and assigned it in “Spinoza to Seinfeld: A History of Jewish Secularism” for many semesters. The students were struck by Rakovsky’s childhood in Poland, one of 21 children in a religious family, and then, the sudden realization of her atheism. Though an atheist, she became a fierce advocate of Jewish rights, Jewish language (first Yiddish, then Hebrew), women’s education and Jewish socialism. Her r ...more
Yasmine Flodin-Ali
Oct 24, 2016 Yasmine Flodin-Ali rated it it was amazing
Really beautiful memoir, gives a very special insight into a very tumultuous time period.
Alison
Oct 18, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it
Super interesting female figure in Jewish history. The topics got somewhat repetitive, but the trends and challenges Puah experiences are strikingly modern. Her accomplishments were inspirational.
Sarah Moga
Sarah Moga rated it really liked it
Aug 31, 2016
Robin
Robin rated it really liked it
Nov 03, 2008
Sovevuni
Sovevuni rated it liked it
Aug 07, 2015
Randi
Randi rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2012
Staci Wigton
Staci Wigton rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2012
Michelle
Michelle rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2012
David
David rated it really liked it
Apr 05, 2008
Jeff Stevens
Jeff Stevens rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2007
Tara Nash
Tara Nash rated it it was amazing
Mar 10, 2013
Rachel
Rachel rated it it was ok
Apr 26, 2012
Alysa
Alysa rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2014
Sara Goli
Sara Goli rated it liked it
Aug 12, 2014
Anna
Anna rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2009
Mendy Chossid
Mendy Chossid rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2013
Christian Williams
Christian Williams rated it did not like it
Aug 02, 2016
Hanna
Hanna rated it liked it
Mar 30, 2016
Lisa Krissoff
Lisa Krissoff rated it liked it
Jun 26, 2016
Pop
Pop rated it really liked it
May 08, 2014
Karina Vertlib
Karina Vertlib rated it liked it
Jul 10, 2015
Linda
Linda rated it liked it
Nov 08, 2012
Mamone
Mamone rated it really liked it
Feb 12, 2008
Skylar
Skylar rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2015
Deidre Lightman
Deidre Lightman rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2015
Jessica
Jessica rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2017
Alexa
Alexa rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2015
Sarah Stinson
Sarah Stinson rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Jess
Jess marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2011
Hanna
Hanna marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2013
Megan Hoover
Megan Hoover marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2015
BookDB
BookDB marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2016
Mira
Mira marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2017
Libby (Streed's Reads)
Libby (Streed's Reads) marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2017
Margaret McGrath
Margaret McGrath marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2017
Mel King
Mel King marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2017
Lara
Lara marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2017
Deidre
Deidre marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2010
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2012
Pamela
Pamela marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2012
Helyn
Helyn marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2013
Anne Marie
Anne Marie marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Hanna
Hanna marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2013
Jazz
Jazz marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2013
Eric
Eric marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2013
Leni
Leni marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2013
Donna Jacobs
Donna Jacobs marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2014
Baskintm
Baskintm marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
Katy
Katy marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Deborah
Deborah marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2014
Kristin-ameera Crowther
Kristin-ameera Crowther marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book