This extraordinary book of 50 essays on the power of healing from some of our community's most respected writers (Leonard Fein, Ed Feinstein, Harold M. Schulweis, Kirk Douglas, Lisa Wolfe, Rodger Kamenetz, Naomi Levy, Amy Eilberg, Kerry Olitzky, Gerda Weissmann Klein, Rachel Naomi Remen, Elaine Zecher, Elliot Dorff, Shira Milgrom, David Wolpe, Danny Siegel, Sheldon Marder, and Jack Riemer, to name a few), is a treasure to be savored. Each writer shares with us powerful, insightful, soul searching, personal expressions of how they have journeyed from darkness to light, from pain to peace, from loss to hope, from grief to healing. Read this book and you will be moved, enlightened, and uplifted. Sharing it with others is a blessing.
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Gift of Prayer, A: The Spirituality of Jewish Women
What are the prayers that women pray, the meditations of their hearts? Women of Reform Judaism, The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, has collected the writings of its members and of women rabbis to create this gift book of personal prayers, poetry, reflections and meditations for every occasion in a woman"s life. A Gift of Prayer speaks to women of all faiths, celebrating life"s joys and offering the comfort needed to endure the struggles and crises we all face.
In A Gift of Prayer, women share their hopes and doubts with us-and with God. They grope for understanding, rejoice at the birth of a grandchild, remember seeing a loved one for the last time, or say a blessing upon seeing a rainbow. Their writings are accompanied by the work of Jewish artists on the theme of prayer-prayer inspired by nature, by ritual or by awe of the Divine. The result is a gift of words and art for every woman.
- Thirty-eight prayers, poems and meditations
- Accompanied by the artwork of many gifted contemporary artists
- The perfect gift for B'not-Mitzvah
Torah: A Women's Commentary, The
The groundbreaking volume The Torah: A Women's Commentary, published by URJ Press and Women of Reform Judaism, has been awarded the top prize in the 2008 National Jewish Book Awards.
Kulanu: All of Us: A Program & Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion
In the years since the original Kulanu was published, there has been great progress in the way the Jewish community in general and the synagogue community in particular have welcomed gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews. It is to the credit of the Reform Movement, its congregations, clergy, and leaders that this not always quiet revolution has
emerged. The revised and expanded edition of Kulanu reflects much of the change that has taken place.
With over 500 pages of material, it includes personal reflections, insightful essays, blessings and texts, Reform resolutions and responsa, three classroom lessons, an extensive bibliography and glossary, and much more, much like the original Kulanu did ten years ago, this edition will help pave the way for GLBT inclusion in our synagogue community for years to come.