by Debra Reed Blank

Polyglot Devotions

Historical Jewish women’s prayers from Persia, North Africa - and the world over.

The past 20 years or so have witnessed the publication of many books devoted to women’s prayerful expression (Tikva Freymer-Kensky’s Motherprayer, Elizabeth Resnick Levine’s A Ceremonies Sampler, and Irene Fine’s Midlife and The Wise Woman come to mind). Now, A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book (Spiegel and Grau, $27.50), edited by Aliza Lavie, contributes more Israeli, Persian, and North African voices to this canon.

Continue reading this article…

Already a subscriber? Log in above to keep reading. Or subscribe now for immediate access to the complete digital and print editions, plus exclusive online access to Lilith's back issues.