About Ruth H. Sohn
Ruth H. Sohn is a rabbi, teacher, and writer. A graduate of Yale University, she received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1982. Sohn teaches and directs a mentoring program for rabbinical students at the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, and teaches adults in both local and national venues.
Sohn’s articles have appeared in Reform Judaism Magazine, The Reconstructionist, The Baltimore Jewish Times and other Jewish newspapers. Her essays can be found in numerous anthologies including The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, ed. by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Andrea Weiss (URJ Press), Dancing on the Edge of the World, ed. by Miriyam Glazer (Jewish Lights) and Reading Ruth: Contemporary Women Reclaim a Sacred Story, ed. by Judith Kates and Gail Reimer (Ballantine Books) and most recently, Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of our Lives, ed. by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer (Wipf and Stock Publishers).
The author has a longstanding interest in the Middle East and Arab-Israeli relations, having lived in Israel as well as Egypt, and having traveled in Jordan and Turkey. She and her husband, Dr. Reuven Firestone, have three children and live in Los Angeles.