The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom (Paperback)
A highly respected rabbi, therapist, and teacher restores women's spiritual lineage to Judaism and empowers women to reclaim their rightful connection to Jewish teachings, Kabbalah, and to their own spiritual wisdom.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone is the author of the highly acclaimed With Roots in Heaven: One Woman's Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith and is a psychotherapist as well as the founding rabbi of the Jewish Renewal Congregation of Boulder, Colorado. Firestone teaches and lectures nationally on Jewish spirituality. She lives in Boulder with her husband, David, and their three children.
“The book that I’ve waited for all my life...Firestone has brought through a great blessing for us all.” — Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman's Journey to God
“Rabbi Tirzah Firestone has given us a gift...the history of religious experience is enriched, and so are we.” — Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent
“A groundbreaking book on Kabbalah and the inner life .... This invaluable book will lead men and women to wholeness.” — Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision for Growing Older
“Rabbi Firestone has written a very important book...This is a liberation of the voices of Jewish women.” — Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man
“Incisive and thought-provoking” — Booklist
“[Firestone] writes convincingly of the power of the feminine to enrich and uplift the world.” — Publishers Weekly
“…has the solidity of an academic work, [Firestone’s] crystalline prose carries a warmth that makes it accessible to all.” — Rocky Mountain News
“Whatever their religious background, readers with inquisitive spirits are likely to be both entertained and enlightened by The Receiving.” — --Clay Evans, Boulder Daily Camera
“Firestone is a talented writer....She is also an excellent psychotherapist and has delved deeply into Kabbala and Jewish mysticism...” — --The Jerusalem Post