“Read Bringing Home the Light: A Jewish Women’s Handbook of Rituals”

Read Bringing Home the Light: A Jewish Women’s Handbook of Rituals (by E.M. Broner, Council Oak Books, $22.95) if you’re looking for creative Jewish feminist rituals, or just for the sheer pleasure of Broner’s lovely prose. The rituals that Broner describes are wide in scope and purpose—they range from rituals designed to bring about peace between Jewish and Muslim communities, to personal rituals of loss, aging, and the body. This book is punctuated with stories and anecdotes from the lives of actual women, making it a good read as well as a valuable resource.

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