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Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Modern Times Bookstore Collective as we welcome local author Penny Rosenwasser for a reading and signing of her new book, “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.”
TUESDAY, DEC 17th: 7PM
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St (at Alabama)
What will make it irresistible for Jewish women to free ourselves of internalized anti-Semitism, expanding our sense of possibility? Hope into Practice responds with a rare blend of healing stories, fascinating history, and a fairminded perspective on Israel-Palestine–asking us to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them. Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition and community, it’s an activist’s call to repair the world.
“A wonderful, gutsy, and inspiring book. Penny Rosenwasser takes on the most explosive issues in American Jewish life today—racism and anti-Semitism, victimization and privilege, and Jewish politics around Israel and Palestine–and she does it with a generosity of spirit and a clear head. A vision of a progressive Jewishness for a multicultural 21st century comes through proud and clear.”
—Karen Brodkin, author, How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, & Professor of Anthropology, UCLA
“Hope into Practice…is a book for everyone, even recovering Catholics …Hope floats throughout this book and the question, ‘What could Jewishness be without suffering or victimhood?’ is asked in joy not shame. It is a question for all faith traditions.”
—Kate Clinton, The Progressive Magazine
“The Jewish women you’ll meet in this book will inspire you, make you laugh, and challenge you to be more fierce. This is a book about liberation from our narrow places and the power to change the world. No matter who you are, you’ll learn something new about being human.”
—Noah T. Winer, Co-founder, MoveOn.org; & Board member, Jewish Voice for Peace