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by Vanessa Ochs

Author: Vanessa Ochs
Subcategory: Judaism
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 10, 2005)
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Spirituality
Rating: 4.6
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This book is more special because of Vanessa Ochs' inspiration to my daughter who picked her up at the airport, then got stuck in 2 hours of traffic on the way to a speaking engagement.

This book is published in time for September's Rosh Hashanah and Yom. This book is more special because of Vanessa Ochs' inspiration to my daughter who picked her up at the airport, then got stuck in 2 hours of traffic on the way to a speaking engagement. Dr. Ochs read from her book while they waited, and conducted a discussion of the readings. What an opportunity! Anyway, great book for those who love books about women.

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, P. Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and a core member of the Jewish Studies Program since its inception, teaches such topics as Jewish feminism, Jewish weddings, the Passover Haggadah, ethnographic fieldwork in religion, and spiritual writing

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, P. Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and a core member of the Jewish Studies Program since its inception, teaches such topics as Jewish feminism, Jewish weddings, the Passover Haggadah, ethnographic fieldwork in religion, and spiritual writing. She is Chair of the Professional Consulting Committee: UVA Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education at the UVA Health System.

Vanessa Ochs has written a lovely book in which she fleshes out the stories of Old Testament women - stories that, very often, are short .

Vanessa Ochs has written a lovely book in which she fleshes out the stories of Old Testament women - stories that, very often, are short on detail and leave us with more questions than answers.

Vanessa L. Ochs’s most popular book is Sarah Laughed. Words On Fire: One Woman's Journey Into The Sacred by. Vanessa L. Ochs.

Sarah Laughed addresses contemporary female experience through insights from biblical women and wisdom. Vanessa Ochs re-creates the lives of Biblical women and makes them achingly relevant to our own.

Sarah Laughed addresses contemporary female experience through insights from biblical women and wisdom. Ochs offers psychologically astute analyses and empowering rituals that will inspire her readers to find meaning in the joys and vicissitudes of their own lives. -Judith R. Baskin, Knight Professor of Humanities and Director of Judaic Studies, University of Oregon

This book is published in time for September's Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and will be promoted through Jewish book fairs in November. It is perfect for Christmas and Hanukkah gift seasons. Vanessa Ochs has written for national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, New York Newsday, the Daily News, Newsweek, Lilith, Women's Day, and Child.

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Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful . Ochs is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is the author of Inventing Jewish Ritual (JPS), winner of a 2007 National Jewish Book Award.

In the inspirational tradition of the bestseller The Red Tent, a powerful retelling of the stories of Old Testament matriarchs

“In Ochs’s hands, each story becomes a wellspring of insights that can empower us to think and act differently in our own lives.” —Jewish Woman

“Ardently and unstoppably upbeat” —Library Journal

In this vivid collection, Judaic scholar Vanessa Ochs brings the legends of the biblical matriarchs to new life. Intimate, familiar, and wise, the heroines in Sarah Laughed are revealed to be inspiring role models for women today. From Eve’s rebellious taste of wisdom to the righteous anger of Job’s wife, each woman’s story is retold in imaginative prose and accompanied by meaningful rituals.