Hagar the Egyptian: Lost Traditions of the Matriarchs. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985. Make this time of year a time of personal renewal for yourself and your loved ones. Jewish Women: A World of Tradition and Change. Failure is Impossible: Susan B.
The Moon is Always Female. Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. She writes and speaks widely about new trends in Jewish life, and serves on the faculties of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and of Reboot. For many in the American Jewish community, this includes synagogue attendance, where special prayers are said. The oil lasted for eight days.
Elka Abrahamson Reform is vice president of leadership programs for the Wexner Foundation. Why History Matters: Life and Thought. The pomegranate, with its many seeds, and the fish both symbolize the desire for a plentiful year. Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation. The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems With a Jewish Theme. Cohen Conservative Cohen is a champion of progressive causes — particularly gender equality and gay civil rights.
She has served on the board of the Jewish Multiracial Network. Beyond the Flower: An Autobiography of a Feminist Artist. Traditions Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of celebration and introspection. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem. It was a day on which women were free of family chores, a one- or two-day vacation they honored every month. In Judaism, the rabbis offered the following explanation for the special relationship between women and the new moon: After the Exodus, while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Torah from God, the Israelites, impatient and worried, succumbed to idolatry. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive rabbinic ordination in Israel.
Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995. Since that time Jews around the world have celebrated Hanukkah to commemorate the reclaiming of the temple and the miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days. Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health, And Leadership. The celebration for Rosh Chodesh—for both men and women—continues with the kiddush halevanah, the sanctification of the New Moon, on the first or second Saturday night of the month. Meticulously researched and filled with tidbits of practical information, the book reads like a conversation with an intuitive friend. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1998.
She founded the outreach organization , which provides free walk-in High Holy Day services. Unfortunately, they could only find enough oil to light the flame for one day. Congregants turn their faces skywards and say: Halleluyah. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. San Francisco: Council Oak Books, 1999. She is a noted speaker and teacher, and has published articles on torture, human rights and self-defense in Jewish law. Circles on the Water: Selected Poems of Marge Piercy.
Many spend the entire day in synagogue engaged in study and prayer. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989. On Yom Kippur we strive to improve our relationships both with other human beings and with God. Alpert, and Shirley Idelson, eds. The Doctor's Case Against the Pill, 25th anniversary ed.
The act of atonement makes the claim that as human beings we are able to change and improve ourselves. Naamah Kelman Reform comes from a long line of rabbis, and followed in the family tradition. These two articles provide an , and explain. MyJewishLearning is an excellent web source for learning all things Jewish, from the meaning of Jewish holidays to important Jewish values and ideas to excellent recipes. Cardin, a Conservative rabbi in Baltimore, explores the structure of Jewish time and its ability to lead us to the sacred, by weaving together history, Jewish law, legend, practice, ritual both ancient and contemporary and suggestions for celebration. What distinguishes this comprehensive handbook is Cardin's imaginative, poetic language and her inspiring willingness to share intimate experiences in her own life, from her husband's illness to her young son's declaration that he wanted to be a Christian.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1991. In the 1970s, Jewish women around the world began to reclaim Rosh Chodesh. During this time, we reflect on our actions of the past year, ask forgiveness from people we have hurt, and ponder how we may better our moral and ethical behavior. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848 1869. Cardin first explores all of the Jewish holidays, profiling the celebrations of major ones like Passover and Yom Kippur alongside lesser-known days such as Tu B'Shvat the new year of the trees and Shavuot which commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. She speaks across the country on Judaism and homosexuality, and has testified before the U.