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- 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, by Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan.
Drawn from fifty interviews with Jewish women from every walk of life, this witty book explores what it means to be a Jewish mother, and the impact that the Holocaust, antisemitism, and their personal religious identity has on their role as a Jewish mother.
- All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein.
This is Gerda Weissmann's memoir of the six years she spent under Nazi tyranny, during which she spent three years in Nazi forced labor camp. This story also recounts her liberation and her meeting with Kurt Klein, the young man who was to become her husband. All But My Life is a horrific and heart wrenching story, yet it is also surprising uplifting. It is a classic of Holocaust literature.
- Crafting Jewish, by Rivky Koenig.
Fun Holiday Crafts and Party Ideas for the Whole Family - from homemade cakes and cookies to costumes, greeting cards, decoupaged dishes, flags, jewelry, holiday accessories, and more.
- The Daughters Victorious, by Rabbi Shlomo (Stanley) Wexler.
The Daughters Victorious tells the amazing Biblical story of five sisters whom, over 3,000 years ago, fought for their inheritance and dignity. They sacrificed their individual yearnings to advance the causes of property rights and religious education for women at the time when such privileges and rights were non-existent.
- Delivery from Darkness, by Rabbi Baruch Finkelstein and Michal Finkelstein.
A Jewish Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Depression.
- The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank.
A chronicle of the two, futile years that Anne spent in hiding during the Holocaust.
- Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and Folklore, by Rachel Elior.
This work examines how and why people thought they were possessed by the soul of a deceased person, called a dybbuk, and what happens to the possessed individuals.
- Fragments of Memory: From Kolin to Jerusalem
, by Hana Greenfield.
A chilling memoir of Greenfield's horrific experiences during the Holocaust, that found her in Terezin Ghetto, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen and working in Hamburg, Germany as a slave laborer. Also chronicles the fate of the Bialystock children.
- Halichos Bas Yisrael, by Rabbi Yitzchak Yaacov Fuchs.
A Woman's Guide to Jewish Observance. Volume one, of this two volume sets, concerns the day-to-day Halachah associated with maintaining a home and one's personal faith, while volume two concentrates more upon the observances related to the holidays.
- Heart to Heart Talks (Chapter 24), by Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg. (Book Excerpt)
Lectures to Women.
- A Hedge of Roses, by Rabbi Norman Lamm.
Jewish Insights into Marriage and Married Life.
- Hide & Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering, by Lynne Schreiber.
Hide and Seek discuss the topic of married women covering their hair with hats, scarves, and even wigs. It includes legal and sociological perspectives of this observance, as well as the history, tradition, and customs of Jewish communities from around the world.
- Holy Woman, by Sara Yoheved Rigler.
The Road to Greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer. This book is more than just a biography of this remarkable tzeddekes, it is also a guide that will lead you to greater spiritual heights.
- Immigrant Lessons, by Judith Edelman-Green.
This is the story of two women, forty years apart, crossing the sea to the shores of their promised land one fleeing Hitler, the other pursuing her spirituality and finding gain as well as loss in the transition.
- In Her Voice: An Illuminated Book of Prayers for Jewish Women, by Enya Tamar Kesher.
This special book presents magnificent, illuminated manuscripts of women's prayers by contemporary Israeli artist Enya Tamar Keshet. 28 prayers collected from around the world and recited exclusively by women are presented in reproductions of her detailed and colorful original work accompanied by text from Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish sources.
- Inspired Parenting, by Rav Moshe Weinberger.
In this series of lectures, Rav Weinberger covers how to raise and educate your children in order to bring out their best qualities, and how to infuse them with more yiddishkeit. He offers advice on how to motivate and inspire your children, and points out that even the most difficult child has unlimited potential. He also touches on controversial issues, as what happens when someone cannot have children.
- The Jewish View of Feminism, by By Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller.
With candor, humor, and an in-depth knowledge of the subject, Mrs. Heller expounds on the Jewish view on feminism and what it means to be a Jewish woman - in this two-part audio series.
- Jewish Women in Fin de Sičle Vienna, by Alison Rose.
The history of Jewish women in Fin de Sičle Vienna, detailing the cultural, religious, and political life of Viennese Jewish women from 1890-1914.
- Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail, by Jeanne E. Abrams.
A History in the American West. This text chronicles the history of Jewish Women in the American West from the 1848 Gold Rush through the early 1900's.
- Life, Death and Sacrifice: Women and Family in the Holocaust, edited by Esther Hertzog.
The book contains articles by some of the most prominent scholars in the field who tell the stories of women who were humiliated, tortured and murdered; their eternally etched-in-the-memory stories of struggle and survival. This collection of articles is based on two international conferences on women in the Holocaust, held in recent years at Beit Berl Academic College, Beit Theresienstadt, and the Ghetto Fighters House in Israel.
- The Life of Glückel of Hameln, edited by Beth-Zion Abrahams.
The memoir of a remarkable Jewish woman who lived from 1646-1724. During her life Gluckel bore twelve children, ran a successful business, and buried two husbands. Her memoirs provide not only a unique glimpse into her own life, but also into that of the period in which she lived.
- A Light of Many Colors, by Devorah Singer and Aliza Dubin.
A collection of traditional and modern Jewish songs.
- Lights from Jerusalem, by Sara Yoheved Rigler.
Stories and Perspectives from the Holy City. More than fifty essays that will expand your spiritual horizons and make you strive to even greater heights in your own life.
- Marital Intimacy: A Traditional Jewish Approach, by Rabbi Avraham Peretz Friedman.
A refreshing, candid, and sensitive overview of the Jewish views concerning marital intimacy - and the many misconceptions that surround this complex subject.
- Marriage Made in Heaven, by Nathan Drazin.
A trail-blazing book on Jewish marital relations and relationships that was written from an Orthodox perspective in an era when such books were not written.
- Mother's Musings, by Bassi Gruen.
What We Share As Jewish Women and Mothers. An insightful journey into the universal challenges and joys of motherhood.
- New Jewish Feminism, edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein.
This empowering anthology looks at the growth and accomplishments of Jewish feminism and what that means for Jewish women today and tomorrow.
- Ohel Sarah Women's Siddur, Edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz
A women's prayer book from ArtScroll that is based upon the traditions of the Korban Minchah Siddur.
- The Regal Glow of Modesty, by Rebbetzin D. Weinberg.
In this lecture, Rebbetzin Weinberg presents a solid overview of what modesty means, in the Jewish sense, and why it is such an important quality to cultivate.
- Shiurim on Women, by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger.
In these six shiurim, Rav Weinberger discusses the role of women in Judaism and the influence that they exert over those around them.
- The Song of Songs: A Woman in Love, by Benjamin J. Segal.
A new translation and commentary on The Song of Songs that reveals a picture of ideal love so appealing that it became the monotheistic model of human-divine attachment.
- Torah of the Mothers, edited by Ora Wiskind Elper and Susan Handelman.
Contemporary Jewish Women Read Classical Jewish Texts. The volume contains twenty-three essays, all written by women who also happen to be Torah scholars, which look at various Jewish texts and issues from a female, Orthodox perspective.
- Torah Yoga, by Diane Bloomfield.
Experiencing Jewish Wisdom Through Classic Postures. A synthesis of daily Torah study combined with classic yoga exercises.
- A Widow's Tale, by Dina Bar-Tov.
This is a witty and compassionate story about a 42-year-old, ultra-religious widow with nine children who must learn to come to terms with her husbands unexpected death, and the difficulties she faces when she decides that it is time to remarry.
- A Woman's Guide To The Laws Of Niddah (Preface), by Rabbi Binyomin Forst. (Book Excerpt)
- Woman To Woman (Chapter 13), by Aviva Rappaport. (Book Excerpt)
Practical advice and classic stories on life's goals and aspirations.
- Women and Men in Communal Prayer: Halakhic Perspectives, edited by Chaim Trachtman.
Communal prayer has always been a central component in Jewish life. Traditional orthodox services are structured around spatial and functional separation of men and women. In this book, introduced by Dr. Tamar Ross, Rabbi Daniel Sperber presents a halakhic justification for expanding the role of women in communal prayer services.
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