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Posted December 11, 2006
A Powerful Work of Creative Art
With Lilith¿s Ark: Teenage Tales of Biblical Women, Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen has created voices for the teenage young women of the Torah. Not unlike, The Red Tent, Lilith¿s Ark, brings us back to our ancient past, melding Torah text, Midrashic Commentary and modern psychology. The ten women represented in the book, and connected by Lilith¿s Ark passed from generation to generation, teach lessons of self confidence, strength, passion, following dreams and journeying to the unexpected. Each of the lessons is important to the young women of today who are growing up in a intimate world of tremendous expectation and pressure and a global world where terrorism trumps rationalism. Rabbi Bodin Cohen teaches that our ancestors, Lilith, Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Rachel, Leah, Dina, Tamar and Asenath, encountered the same fears and dreams of every woman. The Torah is not a relic of the past, rather stories of our lives and the lives of our daughters. Lilith¿s Ark is a wonderful resource for teenage Rosh Hodesh Classes, Bar and Bat Mitzvah Divrei Torah writing and sermons. I have used it in teaching parents and children alike and it always creates an atmosphere for interesting, provocative discussion. The stories are written with beauty and the heroine¿s with strength and honesty. It is a unique and powerful work of creative art.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.