|Author:||Vanessa L. Ochs|
|Title:||Words on Fire: One Woman's Journey into the Sacred|
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|Publisher:||Harcourt (January 1, 1992)|
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Oy. Every memoir I've read about a woman's journey into the Jewish religious world completely ignores the complexity of participating in a culture that still holds by the social structure and code of ethics that were established 4000 years ago. This book is no exception. Aug 21, 2010 Michelle Jones rated it really liked it. Shelves: judaism. I really enjoyed this book
When Vanessa Ochs begins to suspect her various physical ailments are due to her leading an "unsanctified life," she decides to travel to Jerusalem with her family to explore the sacred books of Judaism. Armed with a list of institutions and the names of women who specialize in teaching these sacred texts, Ochs sets out on a journey of discovery. She forges a personal relationship with her mentors, women who are determined to disprove the claim of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus: "The words of the Torah should be burnt rather than taught to women.
One woman's journey into Torah study as vehicle for touring the world of modern Torah study in the late 20th Century. Vanessa Ochs tells of her quest to discover on a very personal level if women have a place in Torah study. Nearly 20 years later, many of these issues seem dated. But Ochs' story is so intimate and so well told that I doubt one can read this book without coming away with a burning desire to study Torah for one's self. On another level this book is a treat simple for the people Ochs encounters in her journey
by Ochs, Vanessa L. Publication date 1990. Topics Ochs, Vanessa L, Jews, Jewish women. Publisher San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on March 9, 2016.
When Vanessa Ochs begins to suspect her various physical ailments are due to her leading an unsanctified life, she decides to travel to Jerusalem with her family to explore the sacred books of Judaism. She forges a personal relationship with her mentors, women who are determined to disprove the claim of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus: The words of the Torah should be burnt rather than taught to women
Vanessa L. Ochs is the author of Inventing Jewish Ritual (JPS), winner of a 2007 National Jewish Book Award. For her writing, she was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
A Jew's understanding of the nature of God," Ochs writes, "of how to fulfill God's will, of how to behave and worship, of the past and future history of the universe are all contained in the Torah
VANESSA L. OCHS is in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Virginia and author of Words On Fire: One Woman's Journey into the Sacred (Boulder, Colo. Westview Press, 1999). An elderly Jewish informant in Barbara Myerhoff's book, Number Our Days, tells a story which he attributes to Martin Buber to prove to his community that a ceremony whose authenticity some doubted was indeed the real thing.
Discover Vanessa L Ochs famous and rare quotes. Vanessa L. Ochs (1992). Words on Fire: One Woman's Journey Into the Sacred, Harvest Books. To make your spiritual yearning public, I thought, was to announce that you were wounded. To turn deeply into religion was to admit that your own resources were so weak you had to resort to magic and miracle cures for healing. To acquire faith was to mobilize the powers of an overly active imagination. Spiritual, Women, Healing.