Over a 4-week series, we will read and discuss the text, "Chanah's Voice," by Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, author of "Life on the Fringes."
In this spiritual memoir, Haviva explores the meaning of the three ritual commandments given to women - Challah, the taking of an offering from the baking dough; Niddah, separation during menstruation followed by immersion; and Hadlakat haNer, lighting the Shabbat candles.
For those who are interested, additional sessions will be scheduled: challah baking; a visit to the mikveh; and making beeswax candles.
Text: Chanah's Voice, A rabbi wrestles with gender, commandment, and the women's rituals of baking, bathing, and brightening. Haviva Ner-David - available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Chanahs-Voice-Wrestles-Commandment-Brightening/dp/1934730440/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472608887&sr=8-1&keywords=chanah%27s+voice