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.

Femmes la Liturgie Et Le Rituel

Author: Susan K. Roll
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042910256
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This volume offers a broad reflection on women's engagement in ritual and liturgy. The Central Theme section opens with a multi-faith dialogue on women and ritual. Denise J.J. Dijk discusses the Feminist Liturgical Movement in the Netherlands and the US. Teresa Berger explores the implications of the ancient axiom "lex orandi, lex credendi" for women's liturgical practice. Brigitte Enzner-Probst considers the role of the body in worship. Annette Esser encourages dynamic dialogue between women artists and women engaged in liturgy. Gabriella Lettini examines the concept of syncretism in the light of the relationship between gospel and culture. The Forum focuses on translation: Judith Hartenstein and Silke Petersen highlight the problems of inclusive-language translation of St John's Gospel, while Caroline Vander Stichele presents recent discussions of the Dutch translation of JHWH. In Women's Traditions, Rosine Lambin traces the adoption of the veiling of women in the early church. Bettina Kratz-Ritter discusses the decline and modern renewal of ancient Jewish women's birth rites intended to protect the newborn child. From the countries, Angela Berlis tracks the evolution of the German Old Catholic 'Women's Sunday' service from 1920 to the present. Charlotte Methuen reflects on issues of power and authority raised by women's presidency at the Eucharist. Finally, the Book Market lists recently-published works as well as reviews.

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

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.

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 GAM DP Theory of Personality and Creativity

Author: William A. Therivel
Publisher: Kirk House Publishers
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The societal effects of the long-term impact of the Division of Power (DP) or Unity of Power (UP) are discussed in this volume. The DP chapters compare the three Griselda stories. The GAM chapters specifically refer to the personality families identified in Volume I (2001) and to the creative potential which comes from a high GxAxM of youth. The theory presented in these volumes is in two parts. The first, GAM, identifies and illustrates the three factors (Genetic endowment, Assistances, and Misfortunes) which contribute to personality and creativity at the individual level. The second, DP (Division of Power), does the same at the societal level.

The Women s Torah Commentary

Author: Elyse Goldstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
ISBN:
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For the first time, women rabbis provide a commentary to the entire Hebrew Bible, not just those parts that relate to women and women's issues.

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.

Witnesses to the One

Author: Joseph B. Meszler
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233090
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A deeply personal exploration of Judaism's most sacred statement. Delve into the spiritual history of the Sh'ma and claim your own personal meaning in these enduring words. Traces the Sh ma through the ages and in the lives of Jewish historical figures."