Wounds into Wisdom

Wounds into Wisdom

Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma: New Preface from the Author, New Foreword by Gabor Mate (pending), Reading Group Guide

Tirzah Firestone


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  • Hardcover edition won multiple awards: 2020 Nautilus Book Award--GOLD/Psychology
  • 2020 Book Award from the Jewish Women’s Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology,
  • 2019 Book of the Year Award Finalist in Religion and Self-Help categories. 
  • The hardcover edition was promoted with a national tour to many indie bookstores, whom we will be contacting with news of the paperback edition.
  • Paperback edition will feature a new foreword by Gabor Mate new preface by Tirzah, and a reading group guide for individuals and groups
  • IMPORTANTLY: Just as My Grandmother’s Hands is rooted in the author’s Black experience, but is a book intended for a much broader audience, Wounds into Wisdom, while rooted in the Jewish experience, is intended to help unravel and heal any inherited trauma.
  • Author outlines 7 prescriptive principles for healing inherited trauma in additional to descripting this trauma precisely.
  • The author remains very engaged in promoting her work in intergenerational healing. Currently she is offering a 7 week module video through the Shift Network, is featured in a two-issue article on the subject in Psychology Today magazine, and is featured in an experts panel related to the film titled The Wisdom of Trauma by Gabor Maté.  
  • The author is charismatic and in demand as an interviewee.
  • Author has an established network and is very active on social media. She has 1.9K friends on her personal Facebook page, and 1.4 likes on her Public Figure Facebook page.
  • The interest in intergenerational trauma continues to grow as can be seen in the sales of books like My Grandmother’s Hands.


Tirzah Firestone:

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement. Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1992, she is the founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. Rabbi Firestone served on the board of directors and as Co-Chair of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

Raised in a large Orthodox family as the younger sister of the late, groundbreaking radical feminist Shulamith Firestone (author of The Dialectic of Sex), Firestone’s spiritual curiosity called her to search beyond the confines of her family’s strict Jewish upbringing. Leaving home, she embarked upon a life-changing spiritual odyssey that she chronicled in With Roots in Heaven: One Woman’s Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith. After immersing herself in a wide variety of spiritual practices and worldviews, Firestone returned with fresh vigor to become a rabbi in a pluralistic and egalitarian Judaism.

Now Rabbi Emerita of her congregation, Firestone maintains a private practice in depth psychology and teaches internationally about Kabbalah, depth psychology, intergenerational trauma healing, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism. In all of these topics, her emphasis is on honing ancient wisdom practices to assist us at this critical time in world history.