READ BOOK ☆ Chanah's Voice: A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women's Rituals of Baking, Bathing, and Brightening - by Haviva Ner-David

Chanah's Voice: A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women's Rituals of Baking, Bathing, and Brightening By Haviva Ner-David,

  • Title: Chanah's Voice: A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women's Rituals of Baking, Bathing, and Brightening
  • Author: Haviva Ner-David
  • ISBN: 9781934730447
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • In her first book, Life on the Fringes, Haviva Ner David described her quest to become an Orthodox rabbi, to serve God the same way men traditionally did Now, Rabbi Ner David tunes in to an aspect of God she hadn t heard before, the voice of Chanah Chanah, the Biblical mother of Samuel, was considered by tradition to have invented prayer Her name is also an acronym foIn her first book, Life on the Fringes, Haviva Ner David described her quest to become an Orthodox rabbi, to serve God the same way men traditionally did Now, Rabbi Ner David tunes in to an aspect of God she hadn t heard before, the voice of Chanah Chanah, the Biblical mother of Samuel, was considered by tradition to have invented prayer Her name is also an acronym for the three commandments given to women Challah, the taking of an offering from baking dough Niddah, separation during menstruation followed by immersion and Hadlakat HaNer, lighting the Sabbath candles.In this spiritual memoir, Rabbi Ner David explores the spirituality of domestic life while struggling with the strictures of systematized Jewish law Combining soul searching honesty and deep Jewish knowledge, Chanah s Voice is the compelling voice of a new generation of Jewish feminism.
    Chanah s Voice A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender Commandment and the Women s Rituals of Baking Bathing and Brightening In her first book Life on the Fringes Haviva Ner David described her quest to become an Orthodox rabbi to serve God the same way men traditionally did Now Rabbi Ner David tunes in to an aspect of

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    1. Such a thoughtful exploration of women s work from an Orthodox feminist perspective I give major props to Ner David s authentic wrestling with text, history, sexism and meaning And I felt humbled as I read I can be a judgy fuckhead, and I wish I were as open hearted as Ner David seems to be She explores traditional Orthodoxy, fairly radical egalitarian feminism and a lot of space in between At one point she sounds like the most traditional challah baking Erev Shabbat sweating matron, and at anot [...]

    2. I think I placed too high expectations on this book I hoped Ner David would help me explore some of the issues I grapple with with these mitzvot Instead, her wrestling with them was entirely in different directions to some of my own wrestling It wasn t the book I hoped it would be, but was still interesting I far preferred the combined scholarly and anecdotal approach of her first book This book was personal, but less textual.

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