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ISBN: 0312063261
Author: Lev Raphael
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (October 15, 1991)
Pages: 240
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: LGBT
Rating: 4.1
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His first short story collection, Dancing on Tisha B’Av, won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Debut Fiction category at the 3rd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990

Reuben Steinberg May 19, 1954 New York City, New York. His first short story collection, Dancing on Tisha B’Av, won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Debut Fiction category at the 3rd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990. He was also nominated for Lambdas in the Gay Fiction category at the 5th Lambda Literary Awards in 1992 for his novel Winter Eyes, in the Spirituality category.

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When Lev Raphael published the controversial story collection Dancing on Tisha B’Av, he broke new ground in the publishing world

When Lev Raphael published the controversial story collection Dancing on Tisha B’Av, he broke new ground in the publishing world. In a book that won him international acclaim, Raphael opened the door to a new kind of American Jewish fiction.

Raphael's Dancing on Tisha B'Av is worth a read, particularly for gay Jews and those around them who are struggling to reconcile their Gay and Jewish identities. As individual stories the writings are wonderful reflections on identity and the reactions of others to those identities. As a collection, however, the stories become repetitious and lose some of their power.

In 1990, Lev Raphael published Dancing on Tisha B’Av, a collection of short fiction that wove together Jewish and gay themes. He has since followed up his award-winning debut with two dozen more books-novels, essays, mysteries, and memoirs, often focusing on life as a child of Holocaust survivors. To mark the 25th anniversary of Raphael’s groundbreaking debut, we present that book’s title story. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Writing a Jewish Life chronicles novelist Lev Raphael's struggle to claim both his religious and sexual identities, and the happiness he. .Many of these stories were collected in his award-winning book, Dancing on Tisha B'Av.

Writing a Jewish Life chronicles novelist Lev Raphael's struggle to claim both his religious and sexual identities, and the happiness he subsequently found. Until he reached his mid-20s, the author felt alienated from other Jews, ambivalent about his homosexuality; or as he puts it, "twice strange. in each, different, lesser, ashamed. Raphael is the author of 13 other books including two novels about survivors, Winter Eyes and The German Money, and a collection of Jewish memoirs and essays, Journeys & Arrivals; and nine other books.

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A winner of the Lambda Literary Award, among many prizes, his short works have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the star-packed Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) A Jewish American Writer (Schocken/Random House). The author of a popular mystery series, he performs all over the country and hosts a weekly book show on NPR. Short Stories Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Light out of Fildon
As a fellow gay Jew, I was very interested in reading these short stories. And I was not disappointed. Each story was so well-written and really hit home. The impact of the Holocaust on our generation is not to be underestimated and as a gay Jewish man, this seems all that more powerful. The most moving story was that of Great Aunt Rose (ironically I also had a Great Aunt Rose). That reallz made me think, espeiallz how Raphael says that Americans always want to analyze. I really thought that the story written for class was so wonderful. Imagine my surprise when Rose is just devastated.
Kulafyn
Interesting
lolike
Lev Raphael is a talented author. The book, Dancing on Tisha B'Av, brings together nineteen short stories. Throughout his writing, Raphael interweaves his own life story into the stories of his characters. In many of the stories, Raphael's characters explore the intersection and interplays of their Gay and Jewish identities.

This collection was compiled in 1990. Throughout, you can feel the alienation and exclusion of the characters, but also the tremendous sense of happiness and peace that comes from a knowledge of self and personal integrity. The stories offer lessons to all readers, Gay or Straight, Jewish or non-Jewish.

The strength of Dancing on Tisha B'Av comes from the short-story format. Each of the stories is a relatively quick read, so readers with limited time will be able to progress through the book with ease. While themes are repeated throughout the book, each story is self-contained. The reader will be able to put the book down and come back to it later without feeling compelled to re-read.

This collection does suffer from monotony after a while. Each story places the characters in similar circumstances that begin to seem rote and uninteresting. For example, in nearly every story the main character is either a graduate English student or on the English faculty at one of a handful of universities. After a while, a sense of re-reading the same story over and over begins to develop.

Perhaps the most powerful story in this collection was "Abomination" which tells the story of a temporary Professor of English whose reactions to homophobia on campus are influenced by her parent's experience in the Holocaust and her gay brother. This story is unique in that it explores the emotions and feelings of those around the gay person, rather than the gay person themself. This theme is also explored in the story "Dancing on Tisha B'Av" for which the book gets its name.

Raphael's Dancing on Tisha B'Av is worth a read, particularly for gay Jews and those around them who are struggling to reconcile their Gay and Jewish identities. As individual stories the writings are wonderful reflections on identity and the reactions of others to those identities. As a collection, however, the stories become repetitious and lose some of their power. Take your time and enjoy each story for its own contributions and merits.
IWAS
Snippets of day to day life, told from the viewpoint of being both Gay & Jewish, with which any Gay man can identify regardless of his religion. Enlightening for anyone Jewish who believes Gays must be different from straights; comforting in its affirmaton that we are not unique in our feelings.
Azago
As a gay Jew, I actually taught a month-long class on Lev's work at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. I was getting my BA in Theater & Film and a Certificate in Queer & Sexuality Studies through the Five Colleges (my class on Lev's work was part of my educational activities for the certificate). A huge focus of my studies was paying homage to LGBTQ Jewish writers. Dancing on Tisha B'av is one of my all-time favorite collections of stories about what it means to live the intersectionality of being Jewish & Gay. The name of my course was "From Auschwitz to Stonewall: Surviving Multiple Holocausts through the works of Lev Raphael."

We analyzed three of Lev's texts within the context of the course: Dancing on Tisha B'Av, Coming out of Shame & Winter Eyes. I wanted to teach more classes on Lev's work, and really focus on his other works, but his work always brings me good memories of the class, and of when I, as a gay Jewish man from NYC (descended from Holocaust survivors), first discovered his books. My class was FULL, I couldn't take any more students. And I was only student teaching during winter inter-semester. Just shows the power of his work.

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