Qesher Book Club - "Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma"
Tuesday, November 21
USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm
The talk will last approximately 60 minutes
About this talk
We are living in heartbreaking times, when so many around the world are enduring war, displacement, and profound fear. These and other traumas have roots in history, in the collective and intergenerational wounds of our ancestors. Science now demonstrates what many of us may have intuited — that the past can leave imprints upon future generations, affecting the minds, hearts, behaviors, and resilience of those who come next.
Drawing from her award-winning book, Wounds into Wisdom, Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone will share research, stories, and principles of trauma healing that speak directly to the moment we are in, and how we can stay healthy, helpful, and humane.
About the Author
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement, and a renowned Jewish scholar and teacher. Widely known for her groundbreaking work on Kabbalah, depth psychology, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism, Rabbi Tirzah lectures and teaches internationally about spiritual and ancient wisdom practices that are honed to assist us at this critical time in world history.
Her latest work, Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish, 2019) is the recipient of the 2020 Nautilus Book Award Gold in Psychology and the Jewish Women's Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology 2020 book award.