Irena Klepfisz Famous Quotes & Sayings

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11 Irena Klepfisz Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Irena Klepfisz Sayings: What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the loss of common things, events and gestures ... ordinariness is the most precious thing we struggle for, what the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto fought for. Not noble causes or abstract theories. But the right to go on living with a sense of purpose and a sense of self-worth
an ordinary life.
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Irena Klepfisz Sayings: The aspirations of most peoplesecurity, pleasure, leisure, meaningful work, creative and intellectual pursuitsare to be The aspirations of most people
security, pleasure, leisure, meaningful work, creative and intellectual pursuits
are to be supported. These desires and dreams are not shameful. In supporting them, we are showing solidarity with working people, for whom these are luxuries and not givens.
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Irena Klepfisz Sayings: Most Jewish feminists and gays that I know remain angry and frustrated by Jewish progressives. Most Jewish feminists and gays that I know remain angry and frustrated by Jewish progressives. Deeply committed to progressive causes, frequently in the vanguard of political action, Jewish feminist and gays find ourselves fighting for the rights of others without the secure knowledge that others will fight for us.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: Jews must learn to say without excuse, without equivocation: despite our history and our powerlessness Jews must learn to say without excuse, without equivocation: despite our history and our powerlessness in the past, despite allthe injustices that we have endured
today, now, the Palestinians are the victims of oppression, and their oppressors are the Israelis.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: I have never heard of a tradition among Jews that encourages us to support each I have never heard of a tradition among Jews that encourages us to support each others' differences. Quite the contrary. What I've always been taught is that Jews forever see each other as bitter enemies whose differences are irreconcilable.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: Iknow the bitter fact that most lives are incredibly wasted, that opportunities for developing identity, Iknow the bitter fact that most lives are incredibly wasted, that opportunities for developing identity, for receiving pleasure, for achieving a sense of self-worth are limited and, not only underdeveloped, but in most cases not developed at all
because no one thinks that a housewife, or a mother, or a typist has anything to develop.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: I am an outsider, a lesbian, a shikse. The Jewish community is not my community. I am an outsider, a lesbian, a shikse. The Jewish community is not my community. But as a Jew
as a Jew in a Christian, anti-Semitic society
the Jewish community is, and will always remain, my community. Enemy and ally.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we're committed How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we're committed to building a society in which these distances
of class and economics
dissolve, and all our authentic differences
cultures, personalities, sexualities, talents, and aspirations
emerge and are equally nourished.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: Poland remains undzer heym, our home, no matter how bitter the memories, how filled with Poland remains undzer heym, our home, no matter how bitter the memories, how filled with disappointment and betrayal. Amerike iz goles, America is exile, a foreign land in which I speak a foreign tongue. But I will never live in Poland. I do not want to, though I do not see an end to the mourning.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: I've stopped wanting to do any work at all. All work is bullshit. Everyone knows I've stopped wanting to do any work at all. All work is bullshit. Everyone knows that. No matter how many telephones and extensions, no matter how many secretaries, no matter how many names in the rolodex. It's all bullshit.
Irena Klepfisz Sayings: To most middle-class feminists, as to most middle-class non-feminists, working-class women remain mysterious creatures to To most middle-class feminists, as to most middle-class non-feminists, working-class women remain mysterious creatures to be "reached out to" in some abstract way. No connection. No solidarity.