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Hope Into Practice, Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-4126

San Francisco Launch! A Reading, Discussion, & Book-signing by Bay area activist/author Penny Rosenwasser

Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition, community-building, and an activist's call to repair the world and end racism, Hope into Practice asks Jewish women for the courage to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them-to free ourselves of internalized anti-Semitism, expanding our sense of possibility, empowering our activism. This book brings to life an irresistible blend of healing stories, fascinating history, and a fair-minded perspective on Israel-Palestine, inviting us to use privilege to shift power and midwife justice. Includes action-oriented Reader's Guide, for groups or individuals.

"A wonderful, gutsy, and inspiring book. Penny Rosenwasser takes on the most explosive issues in American Jewish life today-racism and anti-Semitism, victimization and privilege, and Jewish politics around Israel and Palestine-and she does it with a generosity of spirit and a clear head. A vision of a progressive Jewishness for a multicultural 21st century comes through proud and clear."
-Karen Brodkin, author, How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, & Professor of Anthropology, UCLA

"Hope into a book for everyone, even recovering Catholics ...Hope floats throughout this book and the question, 'What could Jewishness be without suffering or victimhood?' is asked in joy not shame. It is a question for all faith traditions."
-Kate Clinton, The Progressive Magazine

"The Jewish women you'll meet in this book will inspire you, make you laugh, and challenge you to be more fierce. This is a book about liberation from our narrow places and the power to change the world. No matter who you are, you'll learn something new about being human."
-Noah T. Winer, Co-founder,; & Board member, Jewish Voice for Peace
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