About Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of the just-released Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press) and editor of Yentl's Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal). She's also editor of a forthcoming anthology on Judaism and sex, co-editor of a forthcoming series of books on Jewish ethics, and has written for all sorts of periodicals and books over the years. She teaches and lectures nationwide, is based in the Boston area, and blogs at http://danyaruttenberg.net.

The New Jew Canon: Sefer Ha-Aggadah, Open Closed Open, At the Root of this Longing

By September 2, 2008

The New Jew Canon is a long-term project that seeks to canonize essential Jewish (and some Non-Jewish) reads as recommended by extraordinary rabbis, experts, and cultural leaders. Suggestions are welcome via comments or email. Title: Sefer Ha-Aggadah/The Book of Legends, … Read More

Surprised by God

By August 19, 2008

One Tuesday night [a few years back], I sat at a local cafe with a cappuccino and my just-purchased copy of Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath; all of my reading for pleasure seemed to be about Judaism at this point. … Read More