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The Women's Seder Sourcebook

Rituals and 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.

The Women s Seder Sourcebook is an extensive and inspiring resource for planning a women s seder, based on information from successful seder organizers around the world. Arranged according to the order of the seder, this practical guide gathers the voices of more than one hundred women in the form of 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 discussion questions and exercises to help you and participants in your seder gain a deeper understanding of this exciting evolution in Judaism.

Whether it be a women s seder in your community or a family seder in your home, this inspiring guide will help you take an active role in re-creating the educational and spiritual experience of Passover and in shaping Judaism s future.

The Women s Seder Sourcebook provides the tools you need to bring women s voices to your Passover celebration, create a women s seder of your own, and share in the unique perspectives that are essential to our evolving understanding of this holiday. Organized according to the order of the seder, this comprehensive collection includes:
  • Inspiring background information on each part of the seder
  • Overviews of how each aspect of the Passover ritual has been reinterpreted in a feminist context
  • Readings, commentaries, blessings and rituals from more than one hundred women, to serve as supplements to or substitutes for traditional passages of the haggadah.
  • Women s writings that can be incorporated into the family seder to bring new voices to the table

Contributors include:
Dr. Rachel Adler Rabbi Renni S. Altman Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert Susan Berrin Judith Bolton-Fasman Senator Barbara Boxer Dr. Esther Broner Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin Tamara Cohen Anita Diamant Dr. Carol Diament Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Ph.D. Dr. Marcia Falk Merle Feld 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 Rabbi Noa Rachel Kushner Rabbi Joy Levitt Hadassah Lieberman Ruth W. Messinger Dr. Judith Plaskow Marge Piercy Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen Anne Roiphe Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso The Honorable Jan Schakowsky Rabbi Susan Schnur Rabbi Susan Silverman Dr. Ellen M. Umansky Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg Cantor Lorel Zar-Kessler

  • Edited by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld and Tara Mohr and Catherine Spector
  • 6"x9" (384 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2003

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