Crown of Creation: The lives of great Biblical women based on Rabbinic & mystical sources

Crown of Creation: The lives of great Biblical women based on Rabbinic & mystical sources

by Chana Weisberg
     
 

Throughout Jewish history, we have had shining examples of exemplary personalities who have demonstrated to us through their actions the way to attain inner harmony. Through the lives that they led and through the teachings that they imparted, they have enabled us to gain insight into how to live more meaningful lives. Many of these personalities were women. It is

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Throughout Jewish history, we have had shining examples of exemplary personalities who have demonstrated to us through their actions the way to attain inner harmony. Through the lives that they led and through the teachings that they imparted, they have enabled us to gain insight into how to live more meaningful lives. Many of these personalities were women. It is astonishing how many of the challenges in these women's lives mirror those of modern times. The experiences and acheivements of these women's lives mirror those of of modern times. the experiences and acheivements of these women of the past can provide much needed insight for today's modern women. The goal of this book is to examine the lives of great women from our past. As women, and in particular, as Jewish women today, we are motivated to analyze the lives of these inspiring role models. By tapping into their source of power and strength, we can bring greater fulfillment and completion into our own lives, and into the world at large. By applying the lessons of these great women to our personal lives, we will learn to utilize our unique, feminine capacity to bring about the ultimate rectification and harmonization of ourselves and the world around us, thus emering in the New Era as the Crown of Creation.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Weisberg, a dean and Torah teacher in Toronto, provides portraits of biblical women Eve, Sara, Rebecca, Ruth, and Esther and of Fraida and Devora Leah, the self-sacrificing daughters of Rabbi Shneur Zalman. Throughout her study, Weisberg attempts to show that the strength of the Jewish woman resides in quiet, self-effacing action and total selflessness. She claims that men are more conflicted while women concentrate more on their calling: for this reason, women are exempt from many of the commands (mitzvoth) men must fulfill, such as wearing phylacteries at times of prayer. What many contemporary Jewish feminists regard as signs of traditional devaluing become for Weisberg signs of superiority. Orthodox Jewish women may find that this book increases their self-esteem.Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889626119
Publisher:
Mosaic Press NY
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Miniature Edition "15/16" Tall
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.47(d)

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