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It will take a long time for me to adjust to this view of life, completely topsy-turvy to the one I’d been indoctrinated to hold up until then.In a sense, though, I think this topsy-turvy view of what really matters in life can be considered a truly feminist way of thinking.You never wanted others to judge you at face value. An understanding of the woman’s true role in Judaism can only be obtained by suspending your usual way of thinking for awhile.From the very start, we have been taught to believe that public recognition is what counts.Someone once even showed us some Jewish laws to prove it.
It is told through actual diary entries and letters, spanning through the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Chapter Fourteen: 1983 – 1985 January 26, 1983 Dear Barbara, I was glad you responded in such a positive way to my letter about the book. Sure, I have a lot more thoughts that I’d be very happy to share with you. At the same time, I know it is important for me to let you hear my thinking now.We saw men out up front in prestigious positions getting a lot of recognition – and we wanted it too.It seemed to those lurking in the background – that men were having all the fun – living life in the most exciting way.I would ask you to look from the place that lies even deeper than your anger.From that pure part of you – still unmarred from long years of hating – I want you to look at me and see what there is to this woman that you would find doing dishes, changing diapers, and making dinner for her husband every day.