Danya Ruttenberg

Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unrepentant World (Beacon Press, 2022), Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting (Flatiron Books, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist, and Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press), which was nominated for the Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature. She was named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” as one of 21 “faith leaders to watch” by the Center for American Progress, by the Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis, has been a Washington Post Sunday crossword clue (83 Down) and, in her younger days, called a “wunderkund of Jewish feminism” by Publishers Weekly. She is also editor of The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (NYU Press) and Yentl's Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal Press); and co-editor, with Rabbi Elliot Dorff, of three books on Jewish ethics: Sex and Intimacy (JPS); War and National Security (JPS, August 2010); and Social Justice (JPS, August 2010). She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, he Washington Post, Time, and many other publications. She has been featured on NPR, in The Atlantic, USA Today, NBC News, CNN, MTV News, Vice, Buzzfeed News, Upworthy, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. She serves as Scholar in Residence at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). More information about her can be found at http://danyaruttenberg.net/.
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