New Kabbalah for Women

New Kabbalah for Women, by Perle Besserman, from St. Martin's Press, ISBN 1403964297. The red bracelet on the wrists of numerous celebrities from Madonna to Britney means they have converted to the spiritual practice of Kabbalah. Yet since the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to women, and Shekhinah, the feminine side of God, has been forced underground. In this book, a best-selling author and teacher of Jewish mysticism traces the history of female-centered worship and illuminates how contemporary women are adapting traditional mystical practices in radical new ways.