Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women

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This is an exceptional anthology of 24 stories about the women in the Bible. Drawing from the ancient tradition of midrash, the author brings to life the inner world and the experiences of these women, weaving rabbinic legends and her own imagination into the biblical texts. Readers will discover Lilith—not as the night demon alluded to in Isaiah, but as another aspect of Eve herself. Sarah is a moon priestess and as great a prophet as Abraham. Miriam is not merely a figure of song and dance, but also one of revelation, a source of Torah. These stories were written to give biblical women the honor they deserve—due to them as prophets, rulers, and teachers. The Introduction to Sisters at Sinai offers the rationale and the need for midrash - the writing in the margins - expressing how it can be liberating as well as deeply comforting. Perfect for women’s studies courses, adult study groups, confirmation classes and book groups.

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Sisters at Sinai New Tales of Biblical Women

Jill Hammer

In this marvelous anthology of 24 stories about women in the Bible, Rabbi Jill Hammer draws from the ancient tradition of Midrash—creative interpretation that elaborates upon the sparse details of the biblical text—and brings to life the inner world and experiences of these unforgettable characters. The stories reintroduce Lilith, Sarah, Leah, Miriam, and many other notable women of the Bible as the author weaves together the rabbinic legends and her own vivid imagination. Hammer’s commentary includes a list of biblical texts and an explanation of how each story came to be written and why.

Praised for its originality and expressiveness, this book gives biblical women the honor they deserve—an honor due them as prophets, rulers, and teachers.

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