Women’s Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions
Less than 30 years ago it was unheard of for a woman to be a rabbi. Now, not only are women being ordained as rabbis; they are changing the way all people—not just women, not just Jews—think and feel about Judaism. In this ground-breaking book, more than 50 women rabbis come together to offer their own inspiring commentaries on the Torah, following the traditional weekly reading. For the first time, women’s unique experiences and perspectives are applied to the entire Five Books of Moses, offering us the first comprehensive commentary by women. Included are commentaries by the first women ever ordained in the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements; women from across these denominations who are congregational leaders, Hillel college campus rabbis, community service professionals, academics and chaplains; women from the United States, Canada, Israel and South America. This book offers a women’s perspective and a feminist perspective, to inspire all of us in gaining deeper meaning from the Torah.