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Books2022-09-20T08:17:25+00:00

The Women Who Came Before

The book The Women Who Came Before helps you find your own way to celebrate your bat mitzvah. The book contains dozens of ideas for subjects to study, places to see, and activities that can connect you to your community. You may want to take ideas from different ceremonies and build an event that is tailor-made for you or you may choose an entire ritual described in the book. And each activity in the book revolves around one unique and inspirational Jewish woman from the distant or recent past.

A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, from the mundane to the extraordinary. This elegant, inspiring volume includes special prayers for the Sabbath and holidays and important dates of the Jewish year; prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth; and prayers for comfort and understanding in times of tragedy and loss. Each prayer is presented in Hebrew and in an English translation, along with fascinating commentary on its origins and allusions. Culled from a wide range of sources, both geographically and historically, this collection testifies that women’s prayers were—and continue to be—an inspired expression of personal supplication and desire.

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