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Author : Debra Orenstein
ISBN : 1580230180
Genre : Religion
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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

Author : Barbara Binder Kadden
ISBN : 0867050403
Genre : Religion
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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.

Lifecycles Vol 2

Author : Jane Rachel Litman
ISBN : 1683361717
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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."

Living Jewish Life Cycle

Author : Goldie Milgram
ISBN : 9781580233354
Genre : Religion
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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.

The Jewish Life Cycle

Author : Ivan G. Marcus
ISBN : 0295803924
Genre : Social Science
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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

Author : Judith Reesa Baskin
ISBN : 0814327133
Genre : History
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A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Lifecycles Jewish Women On Biblical Themes In Contemporary Life

Author : Debra Orenstein
ISBN : UVA:X004094568
Genre : Religion
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Describes the ways life's milestones are marked and celebrated by Jews

Women And Judaism

Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN : 9780814732182
Genre : Religion
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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

Author : Sue Elwell
ISBN : 9781630870294
Genre : Religion
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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.

Bar Bat Mitzvah Basics

Author : Helen Leneman
ISBN : 1879045540
Genre : Bar mitzvah
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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.

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