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Seder: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Since then, women's Seders Anisfeld, Tara Mohr, and haveemergedasoneofthemost Catherine Spector. meaningful and popular rituals "An exhilarating collection of incontemporaryJewishlife.Cel- readings," notes Judith ebrants today- both female and Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Profes- male-lookforwaystoincorpo- sor of Talmud and Rabbinic rate women's perspectives into Culture at The Jewish Theo- this most celebrated of Jewish holidays. Two new books - The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals & Readings for Use at the Passover Seder and The Women 's Passover Cornpanion: Women's Reflections on the Festival of Freedom (Jewish Lights Publishing/April 2003/ Hardcover/$24.95 each) - cap- ture the voices of Jewishwomen: rabbis, scholars, activists, po- litical leaders, and artists. They engage in a provocative conver- logical Seminary of America. "I can no longer imagine a Seder that does not incorporate these clear and compelling voices of the present alongside the famil- iar and revered voices of the past." "Sensitive and revealing," observes Dr. Ron Wolfson, au- thor of Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration. "Traces the development of women's Seders during the past thirty years and propels this ex- traordinary and welcome phe- nomenon forward into the twenty-first century." "Mazel tov to the editors for this useful gathering of voices!" praises Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, editor of The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions. "The groundbreaking work of infus- 13EST IN ALfI"HENT'IC CHINESE AND SZECHEW'AN CUISINE Recommended by Scott Joseph, The Orlando Sentinel Restaurant Critic "1 6 8 is almost a 10" " " ~ The Weekly Newspaper: 1 * 6 * "4 Star in Food" . 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Whether seeking new insights into the text and traditions of Passover or learning about women's Seders for the first time, both women andmenwillfindthe collection an inspir- ing introduction to the Passover season and an eye-opening exploration of ques- tions central to Jew- ish women, Pass- over, and Judaism it- self. "Although writ- ten by and primarily for women, anyone interested in the contemporary Jew- ishsearch for mean- ing in the tradition shouldpayattention to these books," rec- ommends Dr. Arthur Green, au- thor of Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for To- morrow; Seek My Face: A Jewish Mys- tical Theology; and many other books. "An extraordi- nary, powerful har- vestofwomen'swis- dom!" comments Rabbi Marcia Prager, author of The Path of Blessing:Experiencing the En- Womenk Reflections on the Festival of Freedom [&,cd b, F, abb: Shaion Coben Ani>lirlJ [ at,! Mo[. & (?atheJ me Npector help to facilitate more women's Seders," notes StuartM.Matli~ ergyandAbundanceoftheDi- publisher of Jewish Lights vine and director and dean of Rabl~iSharoneohenAnisfd ALEPH Rabbinic Program.currently serves as the direct0r "Belongs at the Seder of every- of education and programmiM one who wishes to celebrate at Harvard Hillel and was foe and elevate the courage, hero- merlytheassociaterabbiatYal ism, and insight of our moth- Tara Mohr is a writer, editor, ers and sisters, and open a con- and Koret Synagogue Inititati~. versation with generations to consultant[AstudentattheIJ t" versity of Chicago Law SchOOl, come." "We've wmted a long time Catherine Spectorwasalsol~ for just the right guide for cre- of the steering committee j~' ating a women s haggadah and Yale s two national conferen # Seder- and this is it," says Rabbi on Jewish women. Lawrence A. Hoffman, editor of The Women's Sedit, the My People's Prayer Book- Sourcebook: Rituals & Rea# Traditional Prayers, Modem ings for Use at the P,~oa ~ Commentaries series. "A thor- Seder and The Women s r,u.~ ough and compelling look at overCompanion:Women'Sgf~ whatwomen's Seders have been, flectionson theFestivalotrra~ still are, and can be, in years to dom, edited by Rabbi Shar~ come." CohenAnisfeld, TaraMohr, ': ''We are delighted to provide Catherine Spector, is aveil~18 these rich resources that will at bookstores or directly for~ bring an important perspective Jewish Lights Publishing, ~" to every Seder, and that will 962-4544. Wishing you & yours a GREAT Seder Happy Passover! GR8PARTY! Inc. HAPPY PASSOVER to the community from Harry Goldschein D.D.S p.A. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 407-677-7079 Lake Howell Square Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Medical Center Tues.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 1120 Semoran Blvd Fri. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Casselberry, FL i Zer8, @ .The L% e ,u to c ~101'15. 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