Tirzah Firestone

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Tirzah Firestone
Born (1954-05-27) May 27, 1954 (age 69)
NationalityAmerican
Education
  • Beacon College
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute
Occupations
  • Jungian psychotherapist
  • author
  • Jewish Renewal rabbi
Relatives Shulamith Firestone (sister)

Tirzah Firestone (born May 27, 1954) is an American analytical psychotherapist, author, and Jewish Renewal rabbi. She is the founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh, a Jewish Renewal synagogue in Boulder, Colorado, and is now Rabbi Emerita there. [1] She was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1992 and is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement.

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Widely known for her work on feminism and the modern applications of Jewish mystical wisdom, Firestone teaches nationally on Jewish ancestral healing and the common boundary between ancient Jewish heritage and modern psychology.

Firestone is an active Member of Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal (1994–present) and the Ohalah Rabbinic Association (2003–present). She was the National Co-chair of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights (2009–2010) and is currently serving on the board of the Yesod Foundation (1997–present).

Tirzah Firestone was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in St. Louis, Missouri. Firestone was the fifth of six children born to Sol and Kate Firestone. She is the younger sister of Shulamith Firestone. She went to Hebrew day schools through high school. Firestone earned her master's degree in Holistic Counseling from Beacon College in 1982; and her doctorate in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, in 2015. [1] After graduating, she spent an extended period living in Israel and working on Kibbutz Ma'ale Gilboa and Moshav Amirim. She also apprenticed in Jerusalem with Rabanit Leah Sharabi, the wife of the Kabbalist Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi, who influenced her greatly. In her memoir, Firestone tells the story of how her first husband inspired her return to Judaism by means of his own faith and love of Judaism. Firestone remarried in 1999 to David Friedman. Together they have three grown children.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Rabbi Tirzah Firestone: Biography" . Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. Firestone, Tirzah (2019). Wounds into Wisdom. Adam Kadmon Books/Monkfish Book Publishing Company. ISBN   978-1948626026.
  3. Firestone, Tirzah (2003-02-04). The Receiving . HarperCollins. ISBN   0060082704.
  4. Firestone, Tirzah (1999). With Roots in Heaven. Penguin. ISBN   0452278856.
  5. Firestone, Tirzah (2014-08-01). "Trauma Legacies in the Middle East". Tikkun. 29 (3): 6–10. doi:10.1215/08879982-2713259. ISSN   0887-9982. S2CID   86750271.
  6. Firestone, Tirzah (2014-07-03). "The Jewish Cultural Complex". Psychological Perspectives. 57 (3): 278–290. doi:10.1080/00332925.2014.936231. ISSN   0033-2925. S2CID   146737395.
  7. Firestone, Rabbi Tirzah (2013-01-01). "At the Altar of Consciousness: The Individuation of God and Abraham". Psychological Perspectives. 56 (1): 74–82. doi:10.1080/00332925.2013.758550. ISSN   0033-2925. S2CID   170986030.
  8. "Books and CDs by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone" . Retrieved 29 October 2014.