"Boiled in Oil: Becoming the First Syrian Woman Rabbi," by Dianne Cohler-Esses

Written during her first year at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1990, Dianne Cohler-Esses's personal essay explores her experience preparing to become to enter rabbinical school to become the first Syrian-Jewish woman to become a rabbi, and the first Syrian-Jewish non-Orthodox rabbi through seven conversations with her parents, their friends, and a rabbi in her community.

Used with permission of Dianne Cohler-Esses, 1990. View PDF.

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Jewish Women's Archive. ""Boiled in Oil: Becoming the First Syrian Woman Rabbi," by Dianne Cohler-Esses." (Viewed on November 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/boiled-in-oil-becoming-first-syrian-woman-rabbi-by-dianne-cohler-esses>.

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