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Change Happens: Owning the Jewish Holidays in a Reconstructionist Tradition


Rabbi Sheryl Lewart's interactive book on Jewish holidays.
by Rabbi Sheryl Lewart
2009, 239 pages, softcover

Rabbi Sheryl Lewart has created a wonderful book that offers a Reconstructionist perspective on the Jewish holiday cycle. The book is user-friendly and interactive, meant to be an active part of your holiday celebration. It's colorfully illustrated, full of ritual and prayer suggestions, has places for personal reflections and notes, and consistently offers dynamic new ways to add to your own holiday observance through history, meditation, and even recipes.
Change Happens should be with you at your shul on Shabbat, beside your menorah on Hanukah, and a living, breathing, addition to your High Holy Days experience. It is meant to be both an introduction for those new to Jewish and Reconstructionist observance and a dynamic resource that can add new "tools" to those who teach, lead services, or have practiced for a lifetime. As Reconstructionist Jews, we own our Judaism, and Rabbi Lewart has given us a wonderful new conduit just for that.