A talk by Rabbi Haviva Ner-David on her debut book “Hope Valley”

Thursday, 24 June 2021 at 19:00

Kehilat Hakerem, Karmiel

ESRA members NIS 15 | Non-members NIS 25

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“Hope Valley” is the story of two women, one Jewish-Israeli and one Palestinian-Israeli, who come together to form the unlikeliest of friendships. Tikvah and Ruby meet one summer day right before the outbreak of the 2nd intifada, in the Galilean valley that separates the segregated villages in which the two women live.

In Hope Valley we meet two strong women from nations in conflict, who circle each other and, in recognizing each other's pain, offer us hope that fear and resentment can grow into love.

Click here to read more about the book. Copies will be available for purchase on the evening. 
Links to read the book in advance: Amazon (including a Kindle edition); or email Rabbi Haviva directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 054-469 3469.

Rabbi Haviva Ner-David is a writer and rabbi. In 2006 she became the first woman to publicly receive Orthodox rabbinic ordination, only to leave Orthodoxy and call herself a post-denominational rabbi. She writes both fiction and non-fiction and is the author of three spiritual journey memoirs, a novel, short stories, essays, a blog on Times of Israel, scholarly articles and a guidebook for engaged couples.

Haviva is the founding rabbi of ‘Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body and Soul’ on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Lower Galilee, and works as a spiritual companion for individuals and couples. Click here to read more about Rabbi Haviva.  Haviva lives in Hannaton with her life partner, Jacob, and those of their seven children who are not yet out of the house, as well as their dog and cat. She also lives with a degenerative genetic muscular disease called FSHD, which has been one of her greatest teachers.

Refreshments will be served before the talk which will begin at 19:30.


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