books
Rabbi Lieberman offers book project management and developmental editing for works of contemporary Jewish thought and practice, modern midrash, and memoir. Some of her recent projects:

 

SHA'AR HASHAMAYIM: A Machzor for the Days of Awe, Stephen Wise Temple (2019/5780). Prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

 

A LIFE OF MEANING: Embracing Reform Judaism’s Sacred Path, ed. Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan PhD (CCAR Press). Writings by more than 50 rabbis, scholars, and community leaders on Reform Judaism's core beliefs and practices, and why it is critical to the Jewish future. Chosen by the Central Conference of American Rabbis as the foundation of the CCAR’s National Adult Education Curriculum on Reform Judaism: Past, Present, and Future. 

 

HONORING TRADITION, EMBRACING MODERNITY: A Reader for The Union for Reform Judaism’s Introduction to Judaism Course, eds. Rabbi Beth Lieberman and Rabbi Hara Person (CCAR Press). Sourcebook for the URJ's Introduction to Judaism and Taste of Judaism courses.

 

RAV HISDA'S DAUGHTER: Books I and II (Novels of Love, The Talmud, and Sorcery) by Maggie Anton (Penguin Random House)

"In her depiction of the lightning-fast dialectical give-and-take of the rabbinic study hall, and the sights, sounds, and smells of Babylonian Jewish life in late antiquity….[Anton has] produced a historical synthesis that few talmudists could hope to achieve….re-conceiving of the relationship between the Talmud and the magic bowls, and the lost Babylonian world that gave birth to Judaism."

-- Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books

 

WISE AGING by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal (Behrman House)

"Wise Aging opens us to the possibility that we may become more as we age: more heartfelt, more connected, more forgiving and more present to the joys of being alive. A fine book to read if you are considering growing old."

- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of My Grandfather’s Blessing

 

TORAH OF MY LIFE: Forty Years In the Rabbinate and Still Counting by Rabbi Laura Geller (Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills)

"Jewish tradition affirms that each person is animated by her neshamah – her soul.  But some are blessed with a neshamah y’teirah – a surplus of soul. Laura Geller is such a person, and the beauty of her soul – her words and the deeds that flow from them – are described and evidenced in the pages that follow. They constitute a remarkable testimony to her life and being, and the voices she has contributed to the Jewish people and humanity."

- Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD, Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

 

THE PROPHET'S WIFE by Milton Steinberg (Behrman House)

The Prophet’s Wife provides a window into both the world of Biblical literature and the soul of one of the most penetrating theological minds of twentieth century American Jewry. [It] will serve as a trusted companion and guide for spiritual seekers in generations to come.”

-- Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Park Avenue Synagogue