The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals & Readings for Use at the Passover Seder
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With diverse and robust voices, women are reclaiming their place at the seder table. This complete sourcebook and guide shows you how to do it, too.
For the first time, contemporary Jewish womens writings on the Passover seder are gathered in one comprehensive and compelling sourcebookan unprecedented and powerful resource for those planning a womens seder and those seeking to infuse their Passover celebration with the creative and courageous voices of Jewish women.
Arranged according to the order of the seder, this practical guide gathers the voices of more than one hundred women in readings, personal and creative reflections, commentaries, blessings and ritual suggestions that can be incorporated into your Passover celebration as supplements to or substitutes for traditional passages of the haggadah. It also includes a detailed guide to planning a womens seder, based on information from successful seder organizers around the world.
Whether you are organizing a womens seder in your community or planning a family seder in your home, this inspiring and accessible resource will help you take an active role in re-creating the educational and spiritual experience of Passoverand in shaping Judaisms future.
Contributors include: Dr. Rachel Adler Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert Rabbi Renni S. Altman Zoe Baird Dr. Evelyn Torton Beck Susan Berrin Senator Barbara Boxer Dr. Esther Broner Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin Tamara Cohen Anita Diamant Dr. Carol Diament Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, PhD Eve Ensler Dr. Marcia Falk Merle Feld Rabbi Susan P. Fendrick Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Dr. Ellen Frankel Nan Fink Gefen Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb Dr. Susannah Heschel Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar Rabbi Naamah Kelman Naomi Klein Irena Klepfisz Maxine Kumin Rabbi Noa Rachel Kushner Rabbi Joy Levitt Hadassah Lieberman Ruth W. Messinger Dr. Faye Moskowitz Joan Nathan Dr. Alicia Suskin Ostriker Dr. Judith Plaskow Marge Piercy Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen Anne Roiphe Danya Ruttenberg Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso The Honorable Jan Schakowsky Rabbi Susan Schnur Rabbi Susan Silverman Dr. Ellen M. Umansky Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg Dr. Chava Weissler Cantor Lorel Zar-Kessler
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Tara Mohr and Catherine Spector first worked together as organizers of Jewish Women at Yale and as leaders of Yale Universitys beloved and inspiring womens seder. Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld is currently the associate dean for student life at the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. Tara Mohr is currently an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, focusing her studies on social entrepreneurship. Catherine Spector is currently a lawyer in Chicago and was, during college, part of the steering committee for Yales two national conferences on Jewish women.
- Jewish Lights Publishing, January 2006
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