A year-long guide to women's group celebration of Rosh Hodesh, the ancient Jewish holiday marking the new moon. Adelman develops a feast of new and traditional ritual, song, prayer and mediation and midrash for each month, from themes linking the Jewish calendar with women's spiritual and life cycle. Added to the original 1986 content is a new preface describing current trends in Jewish women's spiritual activity in the U.S. New rituals have been added for Bat Mitzvah, adoption, child weaning, alternative weddings, pregnancy loss, ecological holiday's, and an essay by Beth Haber. "Images of Women in Biblical Art" with illustrations. The 1990 bibliography and ritual photos makes this a powerful tool for creating a contemporary women's Jewish tradition.
by Penina V. Adelman