Pesha's Journey: From Rabbi's Daughter to Radical Feminist

A Story in Letters and Photos

“Pesha's Journey” tells the story, in pictures and words, of Pesha—a Jewish woman born into an orthodox Palestine family who struggled to live a life unfettered by the oppressive bonds of her cultural moment. The photos, taken between 1911 and 1940, trace her early life to her education in Germany and, eventually, her marriage and move to New York with husband Benno, the photographer who took many of these pictures. These images and Pesha’s story were discovered after Benno’s death by his son, Eric Bermann, who co-curated this exhibit.

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Judaic Studies
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feminism ,
judaic studies

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