By Haviva Ner-David
Chanah, the Biblical mom of Samuel, used to be thought of via culture to have invented prayer. Her identify can also be an acronym for the 3 commandments given to girls: Challah, the taking of an supplying from baking dough; Niddah, separation in the course of menstruation by means of immersion; and Hadlakat HaNer, lights the Sabbath candles.
In this non secular memoir, Rabbi Ner-David explores the spirituality of household existence whereas suffering from the strictures of systematized Jewish legislation. Combining soul-searching honesty and deep Jewish wisdom, Chanah's Voice is the compelling voice of a brand new iteration of Jewish feminism.
"A attractive instance of the way to combat with God, Torah, and one's self." -Brad Hirschfield, writer of you do not have to Be incorrect for Me to Be Right
"New demanding situations, new insights, and, from time to time, new theological innovations."
-Jay Michaelson, writer of every little thing is God: the novel direction of Nondual Judaism
"This profound meditation on religious integrity, vulnerability, and holiness is a must-read for an individual who values Judaism. Haviva Ner-David has once more illuminated the best way for us, enlivening historical strategies and imbuing them with deep non secular meaning."
-Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, writer, stunned through God: How I discovered to forestall caring and Love Religion
"Haviva Ner-David is without doubt one of the most unusual thinkers at the Jewish scene this day. In Chanah's Voice she takes what have unfortunately develop into stale rituals and re-envisions them anew. Ner-David's robust tales of kin, culture, and love will encourage readers to discover deeper which means of their Jewish lives."
-Ari L. Goldman, writer, dwelling a yr of Kaddish: A Memoir
"I have consistently popular Haviva. I enjoyed her first booklet, but Chanah's Voice is extra outstanding. it's not just a distinct contribution to the literature of feminism and Orthodoxy but additionally an important paintings that larger suits the kinds of the theology and social anthropology than autobiography. probably this is often how all theological works will be: written engagingly within the first individual, making available to the reader the fight of a person or group attempting to make experience of one's dating with God."
-Blu Greenberg, writer, On girls and Judaism: A View from Tradition
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Chanah's Voice: A rabbi wrestles with gender, commandment, and the women's rituals of baking, bathing, and brightening by Haviva Ner-David