Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women

Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women

by Vanessa L. Ochs Ph.D

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827609280
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 501,827
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Vanessa L. Ochs, Ph.D., is the Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia. The recipient of a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she has written several books, including Words on Fire, and dozens of articles for national newspapers and magazines. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Part IBeing Wise
Chapter 1Eve: Tasting Wisdom3
Chapter 2Hagar: Envisioning a Positive Outcome15
Chapter 3Miriam: Inspiring Others25
Part IILiving in a Woman's Body
Chapter 4The Daughters of Tzlofhad: Speaking Out in a Man's World37
Chapter 5The Woman of Valor: Repairing the World in Your Own Way47
Chapter 6Esther: Setting One's Own Standards of Beauty57
Part IIIBeing a Friend
Chapter 7Dina: Embarking Upon New Relationships69
Chapter 8Jephthah's Daughter: Being There for Friends79
Chapter 9Naomi and Ruth: Revising Mother-Daughter Relationships91
Part IVBeing a Parent
Chapter 10Sarah: Protecting Your Dreams105
Chapter 11Rebecca: Raising a Family in Partnership121
Chapter 12Yocheved: Letting Children Go131
Part VHealing
Chapter 13The Woman Who has Given Birth: Waiting for the Right Time143
Chapter 14Job's Wife: Healing by Expressing Anger155
Chapter 15Vashti: Taking Care of Yourself165
Part VIBeing in the Divine Presence
Chapter 16Leah: Feeling Blessed177
Chapter 17Hannah: Seeking God187
Chapter 18Women Who Bake Cakes for the Queen of Heaven: Worshipping as Women199
Afterword: An Invitation211
Acknowledgments213
Notes215
Index219

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