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Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women
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Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women


Jewish Publication Society 2011

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Sarah Laughed breathes life into the legends of the biblical matriarchs, filling the gaps in their stories, and making their trials and triumphs relevant for women today. Intimate, familiar, and wise, the heroines you’ll find here are uplifting role models, from Eve’s rebellious taste of wisdom to the righteous anger of Job’s wife. In this vivid volume, you’ll discover fresh insight into:

  • Finding your inner wisdom
  • Speaking your true self
  • Being a good friend
  • Maintaining romantic partnerships
  • Raising a family
  • Letting go of children
  • Feeling blessed with a life well lived
  • Creating your own celebration rituals

With Logos Bible Software, Sarah Laughed is easily searchable. Scripture passages appear on mouse-over, and all cross-references link to the other resources in your digital library, making this collection more powerful and easier to access than ever before for matriarchal study. With Logos’ advanced search features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference, for example, finding every mention of “wisdom” or “beauty.”

Key Features

  • Introductory Bible story of each woman presented
  • Offers the author’s interpretation of each biblical story
  • Gives suggestions for practical application

Praise for the Print Edition

With warmth, erudition, and a very contemporary sensibility, Ochs offers reflections on the lives of Old Testament matriarchs that should appeal to women across religious lines.

Publishers Weekly

Ardently and unstoppably upbeat.

Library Journal

. . . each story becomes a wellspring of insights that can empower us to think and act differently in our own lives.

Jewish Woman

Ochs offers readers a rare treat—fine scholarship combined with inspirational connections to life in the modern world.

Jewish Book World

Product Details

  • Title: Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women
  • Author: Vanessa L. Ochs
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 251

About Vanessa L. Ochs

Vanessa L. Ochs is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. The recipient of a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, her books include Words on Fire, Safe and Sound, and Inventing Jewish Ritual.