Holiday Guides: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts

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.

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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. The guide is meant to be used in a sukkah at home, at synagogue, at college, and wherever else people gather during the holiday. A short list of action steps that complement the guide is included. 

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. The guide, meant to be used in study groups, in synagogues, college campuses, at home, and with friends, includes a short list of action steps that complement the guide. 

Rethinking Purim: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts uses the Purim megillah, along with midrash and modern commentary to start interesting conversations about healthy relationships. The guide, meant to be used in study groups, in synagogues, college campuses, at home, and with friends, includes a short list of action steps that complement the guide.

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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. The guide, meant to be used in study groups, in synagogues, college campuses, at home, and with friends, includes a short list of action steps that complement the guide. 

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