Books by Phyllis Chesler
"Years from now, when women's prayer service at the Kotel will have become an 'ordinary' privilege, this volume will help us remember how much faith, determination, wisdom, perseverance, passion, political savvy, and spiritual energy a small band of pluralist women invested to make it happen."
"A remarkable, rich, comprehensive, and well-documented account of many of the major issues on the Jewish and Israeli agenda."
"A riveting set of personal testimonies. The reader is inspired by the women's single-minded pursuit of their goal and at the same time infuriated by their opponents' machinations."
"A very significant contribution to the growing literature of religious feminism. A must reading for all those engaged in struggles for the change and transformation of their religious heritage. I highly recommend it."
"Beautifully captures the devotion, determination, and absolute necessity of the women who pray together at Jerusalem's holiest site."
"A must read for every woman who deeply cares about her Judaism."
"This is an anthology for all reasons: a guidebook for organizers, a history of astounding events, a compendium of recollections vital to Jewish self-knowledge, and a model for sisterhood under stress."
"Passion and courage radiate?showing that authentic sisterhood is possible and that it can accomplish seemingly impossible things by consensus, compromise, and compassion."
I recommend this book be put on the reading list of every American school.
--Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Author of Infidel and Nomad
This is a bold book, intimate and rich in detail… Chesler is a voice crying out for women. She will never stop
The 2011 Edition of Mothers on Trial
The 2009 Edition of