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Dreams of an Insomniac: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches and Diatribes

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"Delicious, substantial and necessary.... Klepfisz casts out her words with passion and lucidity."--Sojourner¶"A stirring, thought-provoking collection."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by The Eighth Mountain Press (first published May 1990)
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Ryan Mishap
Amazing pieces from an intelligent, compassionate writer/activist. I have no idea why this is not more well known as her empathy, detailed thought, and committment to social justice for everyone is awesome. She is an excellent writer as well, though I will admit I do not like the poems--but I rarely like any poems.

Check this book out whenever you find it.
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Irena Klepfisz is a Lesbian author of Jewish descent, academic and activist.

She was born in the Warsaw Ghetto and was 2 years old during the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Her father, Michał Klepfisz, a member of the Jewish Labour Bund, was killed on the second day of the uprising.

Klepfisz escaped with her mother to the Polish countryside where they survived the Second World War by hiding and concealing
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