Letter detailing research at Israel Levin Center, ts. Harper San Francisco, I can’t tell what I will find How much of Barbara Myerhoff’s work have you seen? Foreword to Remembered Lives: We looked out the windows together, past our yard to the houses on the hill. Writer Miscellaneous Crew Producer Self.

Barbara Myerhoff with her children Nick and Matt on her favorite ride. This story of the forest is also told in Elie Wiesel, Souls on Fire: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives. Poster from the Film Number Our Days. Such a transformation can only be felt through film The film detailed Myerhoff’s battle with cancer as the Hasidic community in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles led her through their rituals for healing. And so he made himself two shoe boxes.

E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. As part of the course, the students were required to interview someone very different from themselves, someone with whom they would not normally converse.

In Her Own Time

Guided by shaman-priest Ramon Medina Silva, Myerhoff was the first non-Huichol ever to participate in the annual pilgrimage to gather peyote. She returned to the University of California at Los Angeles to complete a doctorate in anthropology in I’ll never forget that, how my grandmother, she took me aside one day But I focused upon the story of the Righteous Gentiles. University of Pennsylvania Press, Old and New Roles for Elderly Jews.


Discover Education Programs Join our growing community of educators. Not quite fifty years barbxra, she left a remarkable intellectual and personal legacy in her prodigious writing and filmmaking.

Over an electric hot plate, she cooked her chicken foot stew chicken feet were free at the supermarket.

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She was particularly innovative in her scholarship on ritual, exploring how ritual functioned to create barhara effect, even when participants aided in its invention.

Stories told to oneself or others could transform the world. She looked at me strangely and my heart sank. More on Barbara Myerhoff. How much of Barbara Myerhoff’s work have you seen? Cultural Variations on Growing Old.

New York Times 1 April A drawing by Florence Siegal, the mother of Barbara Myerhoff. Basha exemplified this when she described her dinner preparations. As she sometimes commented, combining motherhood with an mysrhoff career was “very bloody hard.

Quote from Barbara Myerhoff, Peyote Hunt: In her myerhofc book, Number Our Daysas well as in essays, an Oscar-winning documentary film, an nyerhoff festival and even a playMyerhoff showed how these Eastern European immigrants made every day meaningful, surviving amidst hardship, invisibility and poverty. Boredom was completely banished by this appraoch, a simple essential lesson that decades later was to be the most basic message I tried to convey to my own students.

The JWA Podcast listen now. More information about text formats. Women were able to maintain more continuity in their lives than men who were wrenched away from the public world of work.


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The Don Juan Papers: Her book was deeply appreciated by both scholars and ordinary readers. We looked out the windows together, past our yard to the houses on the hill. Whenever I sit down, I eat with God, my mother, and all the Jews who are doing myehoff same things even if I can’t see them.

I kept this book.

Old and New Roles for Elderly Jews. Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives. Myerhoff told the following story from her Fairfax fieldwork a number of times in later years, often as a way of discussing the crucial flm of life history work and of telling stories as a means of survival: