The Jewish Woman’s Book of Wisdom: thoughts from prominent Jewish women on spirituality, identity, sisterhood, family, and faith
This little volume, perfect for the bedside table, brings together the fears and the dreams, the anger and the delight, the spiritual alienation and the profound religious connections of almost 100 women, historical and contemporary, many of them prominent figures in American and world culture. Gathered from books, periodicals, and Ellen’s own acquaintance among Jewish scholars, writers, and clergy, the writings in The Jewish Woman's Book of Wisdom weave together a colorful tapestry of tradition, family, social activism, and faith. It's a rare Jewish woman who won't see herself in at least a few of the writings in this volume.
Among the topics discussed in the various sections of the book are feminism and Judaism, parenthood, Jewish identity, the Holocaust, and religious faith from both liberal and traditional perspectives. Its small format and reasonable price make it an excellent gift for many occasions or as a thank-you for volunteers.