Naomi Patz Naomi Patz

Naomi Patz is an author of seven books, including Explaining Reform Judaism, with Rabbi Eugene Borowitz, and the forthcoming Jewish Holiday Treasure Trail (Behrman House), and editor of many books and articles. She has written numerous scripts and parodies, translated from Hebrew (with her husband) The Third Cry, a fantasy play by Yaakov Cahan, and A Word to the Wise, a setting of three Jewish folktales set to music. She has also written many creative services for the Sabbath and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, as well as a prayer book and women's haggadah, and has written monographs on the Jewish communities of Dvur Kralove nad Labem and Jihlava in the Czech Republic. She is a graduate of Barnard College and holds masters degrees in English Literature (Old Dominion University) and Jewish education (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion), which awarded her an honorary doctorate.

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