Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook by Ellen M. UmanskyFour Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook by Ellen M. Umansky

Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook

byEllen M. Umansky, Dianne Ashton

Paperback | December 28, 2008

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Much has changed for Jewish women since the first edition of Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality appeared in 1992. Associations of Jewish women-academic, religious, secular-have proliferated, making the women's voices heard. In collecting material for this completely revised edition, the editors drew upon sources that express the diversity of Jewish women, mainly from 1560 to the present. They sought material by Jewish women of different ages, sexual orientations, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities. Reflecting a wide variety of literary genres, sources include spiritual works (sermons, addresses, ritual blessing, prayers) as well as letters, sisterhood minutes, and committee reports that also express the spiritual concerns of their authors. Writings by women rabbis and contemporary Orthodox women, along with documents from Latin America, bring the volume up to date.
CAROL UNGAR, a freelance writer who lives in Israel, has written for Tablet, the Jerusalem Post, and other publications. Her website is kosherhomecooking.com.
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Title:Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A SourcebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.02 inPublished:December 28, 2008Publisher:Brandeis University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1584657308

ISBN - 13:9781584657309

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Much has changed for Jewish women since the first edition of Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality appeared in 1992. Associations of Jewish women—academic, religious, secular—have proliferated, making the women’s voices heard. In collecting material for this completely revised edition, the editors drew upon sources that express the diversity of Jewish women, mainly from 1560 to the present. They sought material by Jewish women of different ages, sexual orientations, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities. Reflecting a wide variety of literary genres, sources include spiritual works (sermons, addresses, ritual blessing, prayers) as well as letters, sisterhood minutes, and committee reports that also express the spiritual concerns of their authors. Writings by women rabbis and contemporary Orthodox women, along with documents from Latin America, bring the volume up to date.“When published in 1992, Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality immediately became a classic of Jewish feminism. This revised and expanded edition, bringing together a treasure trove of voices singing God's song in the many lands in which Jewish women have lived, carries us forward into the twenty-first century. Its appearance heralds the launching of a new classic of the modern Jewish experience.” - Pamela S. Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Professor of History and Director, Jewish Studies Program, American University