Vanessa L. Ochs

Vanessa L. Ochs

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Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, PhD, is a prolific writer and teacher whose books span three decades of Jewish feminist thought. Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Virginia, her books include Inventing Jewish Ritual (2007), Sarah Laughed (2004), The Jewish Dream Book (with Elizabeth Ochs) (2003), Safe and Sound: Protecting Your Child In Unpredictable World (1995), and Words on Fire: One Woman’s Journey into the Sacred (1990; revised 1999). She served as Consulting Editor for two issues of Nashim dedicated to the theme of Jewish Women’s Spirituality (2005:9 & 10).