ReVisions

Author: Elyse Goldstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580231179
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This new interpretation of the Torah provides ways to understand biblical women, taboo issues, and the connections between women and the deity.

Torah Through Time

Author: Shai Cherry
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827609760
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"This book provides a highly readable, engaging introduction to Jewish biblical interpretation." - Jewish Book World "Cherry has analyzed the biblical commentary of some of the renowned Jewish scholars of the last 2,000 years. The result is a work of excellent scholarship and imagination." - Booklist ?Cherry shows how the Torah functions as literature that is fluid, compelling, and persistently generative of new meanings.? ? Christian Century Every commentator, from the classical rabbi to the modern-day scholar, has brought his or her own worldview, with all of its assumptions, to bear on the reading of holy text. This relationship between the text itself and the reader's interpretation is the subject of Torah Through Time. Shai Cherry traces the development of Jewish Bible commentary through three pivotal periods in Jewish history: the rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. The result is a fascinating and accessible guide to how some of the world's leading Jewish commentators read the Bible. Torah Through Time focuses on specific narrative sections of the Torah: the creation of humanity, the rivalry between Cain and Abel, Korah's rebellion, the claim of the daughters of Zelophechad, and legal matters concerning Hebrew slavery. Cherry closely examines several different commentaries for each of these source texts, and in so doing he analyzes how each commentator resolves questions raised by the texts and asks if and how the commentator's own historical frame of reference -- his own time and place -- contributes to the resolution. A chart at the end of each chapter provides a visual summary that helps the reader understand the many different elements at play.

The Wisdom of Creation

Author: Barbara Ellen Bowe
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814651223
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"The Wisdom of Creation, written by colleagues and friends to honor Dianne Bergant, takes up the themes of Creation and Wisdom from a variety of perspectives, both biblical and theological, to think along with Bergant about the challenge of care for the earth and those who dwell upon it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Traces of God

Author: Neil Gillman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232493
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A theologian probes for clues that will help answer the deepest questions of one's spiritual search, exploring how one knows if God really exists, how one knows when God is present, and how much control one has over their own destiny.

The Female Face of God in Auschwitz

Author: Melissa Raphael
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134561717
Format: PDF
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The dominant theme of post-Holocaust Jewish theology has been that of the temporary hiddenness of God, interpreted either as a divine mystery or, more commonly, as God's deferral to human freedom. But traditional Judaic obligations of female presence, together with the traditional image of the Shekhinah as a figure of God's 'femaleness' accompanying Israel into exile, seem to contradict such theologies of absence. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz, the first full-length feminist theology of the Holocaust, argues that the patriarchal bias of post-Holocaust theology becomes fully apparent only when women's experiences and priorities are brought into historical light. Building upon the published testimonies of four women imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau - Olga Lengyel, Lucie Adelsberger, Bertha Ferderber-Salz and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk - it considers women's distinct experiences of the holy in relation to God's perceived presence and absence in the camps. God's face, says Melissa Raphael, was not hidden in Auschwitz, but intimately revealed in the female face turned towards the other as a refractive image of God, especially in the moral protest made visible through material and spiritual care for the assaulted other.

The Women s Torah Commentary

Author: Elyse Goldstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233708
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Discusses the fifty-four portions of the Old Testament with respect to women, explaining how its teachings and the lives and motives of biblical women can be relevant to modern feminist worship.

New Jewish Feminism

Author: Elyse Goldstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233597
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This empowering anthology looks at the growth and accomplishments of Jewish feminism and what that means for Jewish women today and tomorrow. It features the voices of women from every area of Jewish life-the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, Orthodox and Jewish Renewal movements; rabbis, congregational leaders, artists, writers, community service professionals, academics, and chaplains, from the United States, Canada, and Israel-addressing the important issues that concern Jewish women: Women and Theology, Women, Ritual and Torah, Women and the Synagogue, Women in Israel, Gender, Sexuality and Age, Women and the Denominations, Leadership and Social Justice. Book jacket.

The Women s Haftarah Commentary

Author: Elyse Goldstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233716
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In this first-of-its-kind collection, more than eighty women rabbis come together to offer their unique experiences and perspectives on selections from the Prophets and Writings, and on the Five Megillot.Included are commentaries by ordained women in the Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative movements; women from across these denominations who are congregational leaders, Hillel college campus rabbis, community service professionals, academics, and chaplains; women from the United States, Canada, and Israel.This impressive work will challenge?and possibly change?the way you experience Judaism as it illuminates the historical significance of female portrayals in the Haftarah and Five Megillot, and the subtle meanings behind these powerful biblical texts.

Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter

Author: Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580230903
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A Jewish family guide to celebrating the arrival of a new daughter focuses on traditional and unconventional ways to officially, and publically, welcome a girl into the faith and culture of Judaism. Original.