The Resource Chapters of the heart : Jewish women sharing the Torah of our lives, edited by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Chapters of the heart : Jewish women sharing the Torah of our lives, edited by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Label
Chapters of the heart : Jewish women sharing the Torah of our lives
Title
Chapters of the heart
Title remainder
Jewish women sharing the Torah of our lives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chapters of the Heart invites readers into the lives of twenty women for whom Jewish language and texts provide a lens for understanding their experiences. The authors don't just use religious words (texts, theologies, or liturgies) like a cookbook. Instead they serve readers something closer to a real meal, prepared with love and intention. Each essay shares one piece of its writer's heart, one chapter of experience as refracted through the author's particular Jewish optic. The authors write about being daughters, mothers, sisters, partners, lovers, and friends. They share their experiences of parenting, infertility, and abortion. One describes accompanying her young husband through his life-threatening illness. Another tells of her daughter's struggle with an eating disorder. Still another reflects on long decline of a parent with Alzheimer's. All these writers wrestle with Jewish texts while growing as rabbis, as feminists, and as interfaith leaders. They open their hearts and minds, telling when Jewish tradition has helped make meaning and, on occasion, when it has come up empty. The results are sometimes inspiring, sometimes provocative."--Publisher's web site
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
296.7082
Index
no index present
LC call number
BM726
LC item number
.C48 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Chapters of the heart : Jewish women sharing the Torah of our lives, edited by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
  • Loving our mothers
  • Vivian Mayer
  • Portals to sacred family life
  • Julie Greenberg
  • From the narrow places (Psalm 118:5).
  • "Sing, o barren one" : ambushed by a hysterectomy at age twenty-six
  • Ellen Frankel
  • El na refa na la : please, God, heal my daughter!
  • Amy Eilberg
  • All the days of our lives (Psalm 27:4).
  • Facing pain, facing my fears
  • Ruth H. Sohn
  • My mother as a ruined city : insights fro the Book of Lamentations
  • Rachel Adler
  • Wrestling with God and evil
  • Judith Plaskow
  • Opening the gates (Psalm 118:19).
  • In the right time : reflections on an abortion
  • Sue Levi Elwell
  • My life as a talking horse : hybridity and gender equaity as Jewish values
  • A life with things
  • Wendy Zierler
  • My interfaith friendships : blessings and challenges
  • Blu Greenberg
  • The remembrance of these things : war, occupation, parsley, bitter herb
  • Margaret Holub
  • Be still and know (Psalm 46:10).
  • Shattering and rebirth : my midlife gap year
  • Dayle A. Friedman
  • Letting go and drawing close
  • Laura Geller
  • Vanessa L. Ochs
  • Leaving Egypt again : aging with awareness
  • Sheila Peltz Weinberg
  • A heart so broken it melts like water
  • Barbara Eve Breitman
  • With the song of songs in our hearts
  • Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
  • On raising a son : one mother's search for wisdom
  • Hara E. Person
  • Between sisters
  • Ellen M. Umansky
  • The face under the huppah : relating to my closest stranger
Control code
ocn889814288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781630870294
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33290568
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889814288
  • ebsco1630870293

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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