Jewish Woman's Prayer Book

Jewish Woman's Prayer Book

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by Aliza Lavie
     
 

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A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including:

Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year
Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy,

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A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including:

Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year
Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth
Prayers for companionship, love, and fertility
Prayers for healing, strength, and personal growth
Prayers for daily reflection and thanksgiving
Prayers for comfort and understanding in times of tragedy and loss

On the eve of Yom Kippur in 2002, Aliza Lavie, a university professor, read an interview with an Israeli woman who had lost both her mother and her baby daughter in a terrorist attack. As Lavie stood in the synagogue later that evening, she searched for comfort for the bereaved woman, for a reminder that she was not alone but part of a great tradition of Jewish women who have responded to unbearable loss with strength and fortitude. Unable to find sufficient solace within the traditional prayer book and inspired by the memory of her own grandmother’s steadfast knowledge and faith, Lavie began researching and compiling prayers written for and by Jewish women.

A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book is the result—a beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, from the mundane to the extraordinary. This elegant, inspiring volume includes special prayers for the Sabbath and holidays and important dates of the Jewish year; prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth; and prayers for comfort and understanding in times of tragedy and loss. Each prayer is presented in Hebrew and in an English translation, along with fascinating commentary on its origins and allusions. Culled from a wide range of sources, both geographically and historically, this collection testifies that women's prayers were—and continue to be—an inspired expression of personal supplication and desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385526869
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
663,354
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Aliza Lavie is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She is also a presenter and editor of television programs on Jewish culture. She lives in Natanya, Israel.

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Jewish Woman's Prayer Book 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this .. the prayers are as relavant now as when they were written
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The Jewish Woman's Prayer Book has many inspiring and beautiful prayers for various times in a woman's life. It reflects the love, humbleness and faith of a woman's heart. I like the fact that these prayers are in two languages.
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CTeducator More than 1 year ago
Finally a Jewish prayer book for women. Very delightful reading and helped me through difficult times.
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ChristieB More than 1 year ago
This book is a joy and source of comfort and inspiration for anyone who believes in the power of prayer. A woman can find a prayer to mark any occasion from childhood to adulthood. Most importantly, there are prayers for the holiest days of the year and just ordinary days. There is no doubt you will feel that these prayers connect you to G-d.
BrendaS09 More than 1 year ago
I purchased copies of this book to share with some of the important women in my life. I felt that even though their ages vary as well as their levels of observance and religiosity that this book would be a special addition to their Judaic collections. The collection of prayers provides inspiration for many life cycle events that a woman might experience... I never knew that there were specific prayers for a mother-in-law or even for menopause! The prayers are written in both English and Hebrew. Many of them include historic commentary. The beauty of many of the prayers is poetic in nature as well as inspirational and thought provoking.