Women's Whispers: Black fire upon white fire

ByVIVA HAMMER
November 18, 2010 21:34

Creating a prayer service entirely of girl novices like conducting a symphony with an orchestra of nursery children. You might lose a few notes.




Women's Whispers: Black fire upon white fire

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Weeks before I left Australia forever, bulldozing through final law school exams, I was called upon to form a women’s prayer group.

I had only myself to blame for this. Ever since I had come back from America, aglow with the freshest experiences in the Jewish world, I had been speaking at every corner about women gathering in prayer. My proselytizing had resulted in a flurry of young voices imploring me to create the experience in the Antipodes. Much was at stake for me in those final weeks of study, but I could not refuse the pleadings, and so the preparations began.

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