I wanted to be a nun like the nuns I could not see at the cloistered Carmelite monastery near where I grew up. Every October my grandmother took me there to participate in the “Shower of Roses.”
A CONVERSATION WITH RABBI TIRZAH FIRESTONE
Interview by Llewellyn Smith and Kelly Thomson
Author, psychotherapist and lecturer, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone is the founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh of Boulder, Colorado. Today her energies are devoted to the re-integration of ancient mystical wisdom into contemporary Jewish life. Her book, The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women’s Wisdom (Harper 2003), gives us stories and teachings of forgotten female sages and mystics from the Jewish traditions. Rabbi Firestone’s interview reveals an intimate account of the honest-to-life God -wrestling throughout her spiritual journey.
(Photo courtesy of Rabbi Tirzah Firestone.)