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Lilith's Ark

"This beautifully written collection is useful for young women of varied religious affiliations and the adults who mentor them. It speaks of heroism and creative spirit in a way that is attractive and encouraging."   Kliatt    

 
Not long after the world was created, Lilith, the first woman, was expelled from the Garden of Eden. She built an ark, a magic box, in which future biblical women could hide their most prized possessions. And so, Lilith's Ark became a place for women to share their own experiences of adolescence with future generations of girls.

Lilith's Ark melds text, biblical commentaries, and historic details about the ancient world with the experiences of modern girls and women and the author's own imagination. A discussion guide for each story enriches the reading experience. This young adult novel won the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature in 2006.
 

 
Recognition
 
Winner, 2006 National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature

A Notable Book for Teens - American Jewish Library Association

 

Praise for Lilith's Ark 

"Cohen's book is thus ideally suited for book clubs, religious classes, mother-daughter Rosh Hodesh groups, or any other discussion forum." Lilith

"The midrashim are faithful in style and beautifully written, with enough poetry to lift them and enough common sense to keep them grounded." Deborah Stone

"Lilith's Ark Teenage Tales of Biblical Women is an engaging and refreshing book filled with midrashic stories about the teenage years of ten biblical heroines. Recommended for all adolescents, Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen skillfully brings the reader into the inner world of these young women. The book is filled with teenage power and heroism." Mindy Shapiro, Director, Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! 

 "Teen girls today especially need role models who have lasted for more than a single season. I am impressed by Deborah Bodin Cohen's novel and original approach to biblical women. She portrays our female ancestors in their teen years: anguishing over relationships, rebelling against parental authority, searching for identity. This is a wonderful context in which women and girls can engage in meaningful dialogue around these crucial issues."  Penina Adelman


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