By Haviva Ner-David
Chanah, the Biblical mom of Samuel, used to be thought of via culture to have invented prayer. Her identify is additionally an acronym for the 3 commandments given to girls: Challah, the taking of an providing 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 being affected by 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 appealing instance of the way to combat with God, Torah, and one's self." -Brad Hirschfield, writer of you do not have to Be improper for Me to Be Right
"New demanding situations, new insights, and, from time to time, new theological innovations."
-Jay Michaelson, writer of every thing is God: the unconventional course of Nondual Judaism
"This profound meditation on non secular integrity, vulnerability, and holiness is a must-read for a person who values Judaism. Haviva Ner-David has once more illuminated the way in which for us, enlivening historic suggestions and imbuing them with deep religious meaning."
-Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, writer, stunned via God: How I discovered to forestall being concerned and Love Religion
"Haviva Ner-David is among the most unusual thinkers at the Jewish scene this present day. In Chanah's Voice she takes what have unfortunately turn 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 12 months of Kaddish: A Memoir
"I have consistently sought after Haviva. I enjoyed her first ebook, but Chanah's Voice is extra awesome. it's not just a specific contribution to the literature of feminism and Orthodoxy but additionally an important paintings that greater matches the types of the theology and social anthropology than autobiography. possibly this is often how all theological works will be: written engagingly within the first individual, making available to the reader the fight of somebody or group attempting to make feel of one's courting with God."
-Blu Greenberg, writer, On ladies 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