Real Change in the Torah

The most effective and enduring changes create justice for all members of society.

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The product of fourteen years of work and the contributions of more than 100 scholars, theologians, poets, and rabbis—all of them women—The Torah: A Women’s Commentary is a landmark achievement in biblical scholarship and an essential resource for the study of the Bible. For more information or to order a copy, visit

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Rabbi Lisa Edwards

Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Ph.D., is a rabbi of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles. She received ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1994 and earned her Ph.D. in literature from the University of Iowa in 1984.

Jill Berkson Zimmerman

Jill Zimmerman is a rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. She holds M.Ed. and M.A.H.L. degrees from HUC-JIR.