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Lifecycles Author Debra Orenstein
ISBN-10 1580230180
Release 1998
Pages 480
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Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in personal ritual and spirituality, as well as an exciting expansion of women?s participation and leadership in Jewish life. The three volumes of Lifecycles bring together over 100 leading thinkers to create the first comprehensive work on Jewish lifecycle that features women?s perspectives. In a style that is perceptive, insightful and personal, Lifecycles, V. 1 covers the spectrum of life?s passages and personal milestones: Childbirth, Conversion, Marriage, Singlehood, Coming Out, Mid-Life, Divorce, Aging, and more. Included are personal narratives, traditional concepts, new approaches, practical insights, and rituals and ceremonies to study and use. The contributors explore tradition and innovation with passion and self-awareness, expressing the way Jewish women see?and affect?the world. Introductions by Rabbi Debra Orenstein provide readers with a broader context for the ideas shared in each section. Complete with an afterword guide to creating rituals, this landmark volume gives women a resource for recognizing and marking their own life passages and personal milestones.

Teaching Jewish Life Cycle

Teaching Jewish Life Cycle Author Barbara Binder Kadden
ISBN-10 0867050403
Release 1997
Pages 166
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Background information on every stage of life; covers every Jewish life cycle event from birth to death; insights from Jewish tradition; hundreds of creative activities for all ages.

Living Jewish Life Cycle

Living Jewish Life Cycle Author Goldie Milgram
ISBN-10 9781580233354
Release 2009-01
Pages 283
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Solidly grounded in a context of religious pluralism, a refreshing guide takes seekers and believers on a quest to rediscover the spiritual meaning in Judaism's major life-cycle moments. Original.

Lifecycles Vol 2

Lifecycles Vol 2 Author Jane Rachel Litman
ISBN-10 1683361717
Release 1994-09-01
Pages 480
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A comprehensive, perceptive women's lifecycle resource. Expresses the way Jewish women see and affect the world through personal narratives, traditional concepts, new approaches and rituals for recognizing and marking life passages and personal milestones."

The Jewish Life Cycle

The Jewish Life Cycle Author Ivan G. Marcus
ISBN-10 0295803924
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 376
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In this original and sweeping review of Jewish culture and history, Ivan Marcus examines how and why various rites and customs celebrating stages in the life cycle have evolved through the ages and persisted to this day. For each phase of life--from childhood and adolescence to adulthood and the advanced years�the book traces the origin and development of specific rites associated with the events of birth, circumcision, and schooling; bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation; engagement, betrothal, and marriage; and aging, dying, and remembering. Customs in Jewish tradition, such as the presence of godparents at a circumcision, the use of a four-poled canopy at a wedding, and the placing of small stones on tombstones, are discussed. In each chapter, detailed descriptions walk the reader through such ceremonies as early modern and contemporary circumcision, weddings, and funerals. In a comparative framework, Marcus illustrates how Jewish culture has negotiated with the majority cultures of the ancient Near East, Greco-Roman antiquity, medieval European Christianity, and Mediterranean Islam, as well as with modern secular and religious movements and social trends, to renew itself through ritual innovation. In his extensive research on the Jewish life cycle, Marcus draws from documents on various customs and ritual practices, offering reassessments of original sources and scholarly literature. Marcus�s survey is the first comprehensive study of the rites of the Jewish life cycle since Hayyim Schauss's The Lifetime of the Jew was published in 1950, written for Jewish readers. Marcus�s book addresses a broader audience and is designed to appeal to scholars and interested readers.

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective Author Judith Reesa Baskin
ISBN-10 0814327133
Release 1998
Pages 384
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A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Women and Judaism

Women and Judaism Author Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN-10 9780814732182
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 268
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.

Chapters of the Heart

Chapters of the Heart Author Sue Elwell
ISBN-10 9781630870294
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 226
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Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives invites readers into the lives of twenty women for whom Jewish language and texts provide a lens for understanding their experiences. The authors don't just use religious words (texts, theologies, or liturgies) like a cookbook. Instead they serve readers something closer to a real meal, prepared with love and intention. Each essay shares one piece of its writer's heart, one chapter of experience as refracted through the author's particular Jewish optic. The authors write about being daughters, mothers, sisters, partners, lovers, and friends. They share their experiences of parenting, infertility, and abortion. One describes accompanying her young husband through his life-threatening illness. Another tells of her daughter's struggle with an eating disorder. Still another reflects on long decline of a parent with Alzheimer's. All these writers wrestle with Jewish texts while growing as rabbis, as feminists, and as interfaith leaders. They open their hearts and minds, telling when Jewish tradition has helped make meaning and, on occasion, when it has come up empty. The results are sometimes inspiring, sometimes provocative. Readers will find new insights into God, into Judaism, and into themselves.

Lifecycles Jewish women on biblical themes in contemporary life

Lifecycles  Jewish women on biblical themes in contemporary life Author Debra Orenstein
ISBN-10 UVA:X004094568
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 464
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Describes the ways life's milestones are marked and celebrated by Jews

Bar bat Mitzvah Basics

Bar bat Mitzvah Basics Author Helen Leneman
ISBN-10 1879045540
Release 1996
Pages 195
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This practical guide gives families the how-to information they need-not only how to navigate the bar/bat mitzvah process, but how to grow as a family through this coming-of-age experience. All who are directly involved in bar & bat mitzvah offer their practical insights into how the process can be made easier & more enjoyable for everyone. Topics include: What it's all about from start to finish, tutoring, stress, expectations, negotiating the ceremony (including issues related to divorced & interfaith families), how to design a creative service, & advice on planning a reception that neither breaks the bank nor detracts from the inherent spirituality of the event. Contributors include: Rabbis, cantors, & educators-Reform, Conservative, & Reconstructionist; fathers & mothers of bar/bat mitzvah boys & girls; post b'nai mitzvah teens; party planners.

CCAR Journal

CCAR Journal Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006064028
Release 1997
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CCAR Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from CCAR Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CCAR Journal book for free.

Invisible Lines of Connection

Invisible Lines of Connection Author Lawrence Kushner
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00826291G
Release 1998-03
Pages 160
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Through stories of his everyday encounters with family, friends, colleagues and strangers, Kushner takes us deeply into our lives, finding flashes of spiritual insight in the process.

Foundations of Sephardic Spirituality

Foundations of Sephardic Spirituality Author Marc Angel
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114209682
Release 2006
Pages 202
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Explores the teachings, values, attitudes, and cultural patterns that characterized Judeo-Spanish culture over the generations and how the Sephardim maintained a strong sense of pride and dignity, even when they lived in difficult political, economic, and social conditions.

Women s Voices

Women s Voices Author Helen Fry
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121833920
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 241
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This book is the first of its kind to specifically look at Jewish-Christian women in dialogue together on a range of issues other than the feminist one. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the subject , consists of two voices engaging in discussion, and ends with a thorough list of further reading to point the interested reader in the right direction to find out more. It looks at the impact of the dialogue on these women's spiritual journeys, and also looks at key critical issues such as the impact of the Holocaust on the women's faith and theology: the figure of the Messiah in both traditions -touching on the wider christological issues which separate the two faiths. The way the text is read is examined and, finally, the book looks to the future and asks what the key concerns and issues wil be for them and the next generation of Jewish and Christian women.

AJL Newsletter

AJL Newsletter Author Association of Jewish Libraries
ISBN-10 07476175
Release 1993
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AJL Newsletter has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from AJL Newsletter also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full AJL Newsletter book for free.

Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054048460
Release 2004
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888533
Release 2003
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.