Ma'yan Journey - Spring 2002

By Jill Hammer, Anita Diamant

Ma'yan, Spring 2002

In order to explore feminist approaches to mourning and healing, this issue of Journey focuses on Tisha B'Av and Tu B'Av. The first section features modern Israeli women speaking about the meaning of Tisha B'Av for feminist Jews. An article by Rabbi Jill Hammer about imagery in the book of Lamentations questions the traditional depiction of suffering women. The second section focuses on women leaders of the healing movement. Anita Diamant, journalist and author specializing in contemporary Jewish practice, tells of her efforts to create a ritual bath under liberal auspices. The third section explores the legends and customs surrounding Tu B'Av and presents a new ritual for mourning losses and finding hope.

Topic: Ritual, Gender, Feminism, Death and Mourning, Holidays, Women

Name of Publication: Ma'yan Journey

Editor: Hammer, Jill

Genre: Journal

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Hammer, Jill. Diamant, Anita. Ma'yan Journey - Spring 2002. Ma'yan Journey. Ma'yan. Spring 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15208


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