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Frdulein Rabbiner Jonas: The Story of the First Woman Rabbi
Frdulein Rabbiner Jonas: The Story of the First Woman Rabbi
by Elisa Klapheck
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Fraulein Rabbiner Jonas tells the moving story of the woman who inspired a new kind of progressive female participation in the Jewish religion. Biographer Elisa Klapheck shows how Jonas overcame formidable resistance and obstacles from conventional... (read more)

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Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present
Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present
by Hasia Diner
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Beryl Lieff Benderly is the author of several books, including Dancing without Music: Deafness in America.... (read more)

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The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
by Ruth Andre Ellenson
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Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection. Includes original essays on: • Finding (and Divorcing) the... (read more)

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Flying Camel : Essays on Identity By Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage (03 Edition)
Flying Camel : Essays on Identity By Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage (03 Edition)
by Loolwa (ed.) Khazzoom
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Focusing on the experiences of Jewish women of two rich and varied regions, these essays reveal hidden worlds often misunderstood or maligned by both the cultures in which they live and the European-Jewish community.... (read more)

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Hadassah and the Zionist Project
Hadassah and the Zionist Project
by Erica Simmons
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Hadassah and the Zionist Project offers a fresh perspective on Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America and the largest women's organization in the United States, telling the fascinating story of how American Jewish women played a leading... (read more)

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The Rabbi's Daughter
The Rabbi's Daughter
by Reva Mann
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In this honest, daring, and compulsively readable memoir, Reva Mann paints a portrait of herself as a young woman on the edgeof either revelation or self-destruction. The daughter of a highly respected London rabbi, Reva was a wild child, spiralling into... (read more)

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Revisions: Seeing Torah Through a Feminist Lens
Revisions: Seeing Torah Through a Feminist Lens
by Elyse Goldstein
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Re-examines the Five Books of Moses (Torah) to offer readers a modern, feminist perspective of the texts, practices and beliefs central to Jewish tradition.... (read more)

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The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
by Ruth Andrew Ellenson
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Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection. Includes original essays on: • Finding (and Divorcing) the... (read more)

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Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)
Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)
by Merle Feld
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A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as... (read more)

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The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature
The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature
by Rami M. Shapiro
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The first of God's creations and God's endless delight, Wisdom (also known as Chochma and Sophia) is the Mother of all life and the guide to right living. The voice of the Divine Feminine in the Holy Scriptures of Jews and Christians, Wisdom's teachings... (read more)

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Through the Unknown, Remembered Gate: A Spiritual Journey
Through the Unknown, Remembered Gate: A Spiritual Journey
by Emily Benedek
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Emily Benedek, the author of two highly regarded books on the traditions and conflicts of Native Americans of the Southwest, suddenly found herself in the mid-1990s grappling with certain traditions and conflicts of her own. Stricken with a case of... (read more)

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Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters
Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters
by Bette Roth Young
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The biography and selected letters of this literary great includes over 60 newly discovered letters written to many other literary giants of the time, including Robert Browning and William Morris.... (read more)

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Jewish Mothers: Strength, Wisdom, Compassion
Jewish Mothers: Strength, Wisdom, Compassion
by Paula Wolfson
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In this celebration of Jewish women and motherhood, stunning black and white duotones are paired with intimate profiles that evoke the lives of fifty Jewish mothers. Each extraordinary woman featured in this collection shares her powerful insights into... (read more)

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Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #434: Who Will Lament Her?
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #434: Who Will Lament Her?
by Laurel Lanner
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It is not surprising that non-academic bible readers largely ignore Nahum. Comprising only a few pages, it is easily overlooked in the midst of the twelve Minor Prophets. When a reader does stop in passing, the book appears to be brief, brutish, and... (read more)

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Around Sarah's Table: Ten Hasidic Women Share Their Stories of Life, Faith, and Tradition
Around Sarah's Table: Ten Hasidic Women Share Their Stories of Life, Faith, and Tradition
by Rivka Zakutinsky
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In the tradition of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Holy Days by Lis Harris, Rivka Zakutinsky and Yaffa Leba Gottlieb show the inner workings of a fascinating community of women that few outsiders will enter on their own. With humor and sensitivity... (read more)

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Change Within Tradition among Jewish Women in Libya
Change Within Tradition among Jewish Women in Libya
by Rachel Simon
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Traces the changing status of women in the Jewish community in Libya from the second half of the 19th century until 1969, when most Jews left the country. Explores how Jews were influenced by the Berber and Arab Muslim culture and its evolution; their... (read more)

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Reading Jewish Women Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe Jewish Society (Brandeis Series on Jewish Women)
Reading Jewish Women Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe Jewish Society (Brandeis Series on Jewish Women)
by Iris Parush
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A fascinating look at how the marginal status of Jewish women enabled them to become agents of modernization in nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewish society.... (read more)

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Chattel or Person?: The Status of Women in the Mishnah
Chattel or Person?: The Status of Women in the Mishnah
by Judith Romne Wegner
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'Exploring the place of women in the socioeconomic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules with a spiritual basis compiled by Jewish sages in 2nd-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the role of women. Both the... (read more)

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Her Face in the Mirror
Her Face in the Mirror
by Faye Moskowitz
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Rereading the rabbis :a woman's voice
Rereading the rabbis :a woman's voice
by Judith Hauptman
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Fully acknowledging that Judaism, as described in both the Bible and the Talmud, was patriarchal, Judith Hauptman demonstrates that the rabbis of the Talmud made significant changes in key areas of Jewish law in order to benefit women. Reading the texts... (read more)

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