Lifecycles by Debra Orenstein
Vol.1; Jewish Women on Life Passages and Personal Milestones

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Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in personal ritual and spirituality, as well as an exciting expansion of womens participation and leadership in Jewish life. This unique three-volume collaboration brings together over fifty women writers, rabbis, and scholars to create the first comprehensive work on Jewish life cycle that fully includes womens perspectives.

Lifecycles, V.1 covers the entire spectrum of lifes passages and presents the best and latest thinking on ritual, life cycle, and the way Jewish women see the world, in a style that is intelligent and insightful, passionate and personal.

Topics Covered:
Childbirth
Infertility & Early Losses
Welcoming Children into Name & Covenant
Adolescence
Invisible Life Passages
Coming Out
Marriage
Divorce
Intermarriage
Choosing Judaism
Parenting
Mid-life
Aging
Death and Mourning

 

About Debra Orenstein

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Published November 1, 1998 by Jewish Lights Publishing. 480 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In traditional Jewish ritual, men are usually the primary subjects or objects: They are circumcised, they take a woman in marriage, they say kaddish over the death of a loved one.

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Few rabbis two millennia ago, or even two decades ago, would have cited childbirth, menstruation, coming out or menopause as life passages to be marked by prayer and ceremony.

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Feminism and Judaism have intersected to produce many creative and exciting books that have written women into the Bible and Jewish history.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Edited and with introductions by Rabbi Debra Orenstein and Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, this is an anthology of essays, midrashim, poems, visualizations, and prayers on the fir...

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