Rhonda Rosenheck, MEd (JTS), is a published poet, humorist and bible translator. Her searing, witty and kind style invites you to search with her for clues to a more ideal world.
Rhonda Rosenheck, MEd (JTS), is a published poet, humorist & bible translator. Her searing, witty, kind style invites refreshing reconsideration. Honest, courageous and often gleeful, Rosenheck seeks clues to a more ideal world. Rhonda's roots are Zionist, Hebraist, agriculturist, traditional, Reform, Conservative & Renewal. Her most recent book is The Five Books of Limericks (Ben Yehuda Press).
I recall a lesson you designed and demonstrated, using the text in the parasha, to teach sexual responsibility to teens. It was thrilling, fun and invigorating! Not to mention educational and thought provoking.— Erica Goldman-Brodie, Attendeee, JTS Retreat, NYC
Book Review excerpt: A truly delightful collection of limericks. Rosenheck captures the essence of the textual bites, artfully distilling both narrative and legal sections of the Five Books. The limericks often feel light hearted, but upon closer examination, they ingeniously speak on two levels - including a deeper one. I found myself reading (the source texts) differently than I did before. ,— Walter Herzberg, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Hebrew Bible and Its Interpretation, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY
"Most think of limericks as the landing zone for jokes, but Rosenheck has elevated this accessible form by writing Biblical limericks inspired by the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. I delighted in the whimsical, thought provoking poetry created in this unexpected format. Even without having studied the source writing, I was touched by the messages. What a brilliant creation!"— Linda D. Addison, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, SFPA Grand Master, Book Review, Book Review
“Reading Rhonda Rosenheck is like having drinks with an eagle. People who think the particular is the contrary of the universal ought to read this book, and learn better. It’s personal and particular; its voice, specific. It’s acute as a raptor’s gaze … over a shot of wry on the rocks.— Markham Shaw Pyle, Publisher and Author, Book Review, Book Review