Womens Haftarah Commentary
New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Haftarah Portions, the 5 Megillot and Special Shabbatot
By (author) Elyse Goldstein
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Womens Haftarah Commentary by Elyse Goldstein
Book DescriptionWomen rabbis are changing the face of Judaism. Discover how their interpretations of the Prophets, Writings, and Megillot can enrich your perspective. The Haftarah is a potent tool for understanding the values, ethics, and moral lessons contained in the Torah readings. In this first-of-its-kind volume, more than eighty women rabbis from the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements offer fresh perspectives on the beloved texts that make up the Haftarah the Prophets and Writings and the Five Megillot. Based on readings that are rich in imagery some poetic, some narrative, some dark and brooding their commentaries include surprising insights on the stories of Deborah and Yael, David and Goliath, David and Bathsheva, and the witch of Endor, among many others. Themes such as Jerusalem as woman, the story of Jonah and the fish, and other prophetic images are informed and challenged by this groundbreaking work. A rich resource, a major contribution to modern biblical commentary, and the ideal companion to The Women s Torah Commentary, The Women s Haftarah Commentary will inspire all of us to gain deeper meaning from the Hebrew scriptures and a heightened appreciation of Judaism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580233712
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Women rabbis are changing the face of Judaism.Here, for the first time, women's unique experiences and perspectives are applied to the entire Five Books of Moses, offering all of us a comprehensive commentary by women across all denominations."
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