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Author: Andrea Myers
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011.
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In The Choosing, Andrea Myers fuses heartwarming anecdotes with rabbinic insights and humor to describe what it means to survive and flourish on your own terms. Portioned around the cycle of the Jewish year, with stories connected to each of the holidays, Myers draws on her unique path to the rabbinate-leaving behind her Christian upbringing, coming out as a lesbian, discovering Judaism in college, moving to Israel,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myers, Andrea.
Choosing : A Rabbi's Journey from Silent Nights to High Holy Days.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2011
Named Person: Andrea Myers
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Myers
ISBN: 9780813550954 0813550955 9780813549576 0813549574 1283383349 9781283383349
OCLC Number: 768082561
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Contents: Rosh Hashanah: bird in hand --
The secular new year: happy new year --
The new year for trees: the lance and the twig --
The new year for animals: because no one is allergic to butterflies --
Sukkot: wild turkey --
Hanukkah: miller light --
Purim: surprise endings --
Passover: I'll be home for Passover --
Lag B'omer: the work of the chariot --
Shavuot: take two tablets --
Tisha B'av: broken sound --
Elul: hit-or-mitzvah --
Purim Katan: calendar girls.

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In The Choosing, Andrea Myers fuses heartwarming anecdotes with rabbinic insights and humor to describe what it means to survive and flourish on your own terms. Portioned around the cycle of the Jewish year, with stories connected to each of the holidays, Myers draws on her unique path to the rabbinate-leaving behind her Christian upbringing, coming out as a lesbian, discovering Judaism in college, moving to Israel, converting, and returning to New York to become a rabbi, partner, and parent.

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"My favorite Jewish lesbian used to be me until I read "The Choosing". Rabbi Myers's journey from Baptism to rabbinical school is a must read."--Judy Gold, comedian/actress (11/04/2010)

 
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