White Fire by Malka Drucker
A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America

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They struggled to clear a new path for women; these are the stories of modern spiritual pioneers.

There is an ancient mystical legend that the Bible was written with black fire on white fire. Now, we can only read the black fire (the letters), but someday we might be able to see the white fire. Today, with their voices and their presence growing ever stronger, women spiritual leaders in America are like white fire, and we can see the previously untapped power of female leadership.

This remarkable book gives voice and image to the too often invisible, ignored, or overlooked narrative of women's spiritual leadership in America today. Revealed through insightful interviews and compelling photographic portraits, the women represent both diversity and sisterhood. They offer us new ways of relating to each other, and the Divine.

 

About Malka Drucker

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Rabbi Malka Drucker is an award-winning author of nearly twenty books, including Jacob?s Rescue; The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays; and Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, another joint project with photographer Gay Block; the ?Rescuers? photo exhibition has traveled to more than seventy venues and was the basis for a Showtime television series.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by Skylight Paths Pub. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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For White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, Malka Drucker interviewed 31 female rabbis, ministers, authors, gurus and teachers from all over the United States (though, not surprisingly, nearly half were from California).

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The women covered in "Harvest" have reaped some of the rewards of the feminist and spiritual movements and include Iyanla Vanzant, Jean Houston, Della Reese, and Marianne Williamson — all celebrities in their own right thanks to the far-reaching nature of their work.

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