These guides combine a respectful reading of classic texts with provocative and perceptive insights, questions and ideas that can help shape healthier relationships. It can help raise awareness of the ways in which issues of gender and power intersect with and can be addressed through such Jewish values as k’vod ha-briot (respect for the dignity and integrity of each person) and kedusha (sanctification), among others. Use these resources in study groups, in synagogues, college campuses, at home, and with friends. Each includes a short list of action steps that complement the guide. 

"Rethinking Sukkot: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts" uses the imagery of the Sukkah and the text of Ecclesiastes along with midrash and modern commentary to start interesting conversations about relationships. Perfect for use in a sukkah!

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"Rethinking Purim: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts" uses the Purim megillah, along with midrash and modern commentary to start interesting conversations about healthy relationships.

"Rethinking Shabbat: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts" uses the Friday evening Shabbat service, along with midrash and modern commentary to start interesting conversations about healthy relationships. 

"Rethinking Shavuot: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts" uses the biblical story of Ruth, the heroine of this holiday, and midrash and modern commentary to start interesting conversations about healthy relationships. 

Download the complete Hebrew text for the Shavuot guide.