Opinionated: The World View of a Jewish Woman

Opinionated: The World View of a Jewish Woman

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Sara Reguer

ISBN: 9781618116475 (hardcover) / 9781618116451 (paper)
Pages: 312 pp. 
Publication Date: August 2017

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A collection of essays which reflects the author’s skills and her ability to communicate and educate on a variety of levels. Her writing is informative and inspiring, passionate and poignant and ranges from the comic to the tragic, all frequently peppered with personal insights and anecdotes. Critical family issues such as childlessness and matriarch are sensitively covered alongside issues of death and burial. Sometimes there are vignettes such as her account of the funeral conducted by her youthful father for a bird he accidentally killed. In sum, this collection provides a sweeping overview of Jewish life and culture as viewed through the eyes of an academic who is also a woman, equally at home in the real world and the ivory tower.


Sara Reguer has been chair of the Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College for over thirty years. During that time she introduced a number of specialized courses including courses on Jewish Women, Jewish economic history, Italian Jews, and Sephardic history. Her latest publications include The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy (2013, Academic Studies Press) and My Father’s Journey: A Memoir of Lost Lithuanian Jewish Worlds (2015, Academic Studies Press).