My Book

Oranges for Eve

Oranges for Eve: My Brave, Beautiful, Badass Journey to the Feminine Divine is a manifesto of feminine light, truth & POWER.


the time has come for women to stop eating the poisonous bitter apples of old patriarchal lies!

Rabbi Tamara Kolton was the senior rabbi at an unusual atheistic temple. But there came a time when she was keeping a secret.

This is a story of self-discovery and the deep healing that every woman needs in her life. It is also the story of the most misunderstood woman in history: Eve.

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“I just love every word, every page, everything about Oranges for Eve. It is inspiring, encouraging and motivational. Women of all ages will just love it!”
Florine Mark
President and chairman of the board, The WW Group, Inc. (Weight Watchers)
“Rabbi Tamara Kolton Ph.D. has the rare gift of making everyone “SPARKLE!” She is the teacher who guides women to achieve a life of confidence and strength, no matter what one faces. I am so fortunate to be able to learn from this brilliant woman.”
Linda Solomon
Photojournalist, Author, The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait Founder Pictures of Hope, Member Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame
"Oranges for Eve tells an authentic and moving story; one that will touch your heart and open your soul. Tamara invites you to walk your path with confidence and pride. This book, like a delicious orange, not only quenches deep thirst, but is exquisite to behold.”
Diane S. Blau, PhD, LP
President Emeritus, Michigan School of Psychology
“In the vein of Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run with the Wolves, this is one of the most definitive books about feminine spirituality that I’ve read in years. Oranges for Eve is nothing short of a love song to feminine wholeness and the rich tapestry of women’s personal and collective history, as well as where we get to go from here.”
Kelly McNelis
Founder of Women for One, Author of Your Messy Brilliance
Oranges for Eve warms the heart, enlightens the mind and embraces the spirit. Rabbi Tamara Kolton is a gifted storyteller who shares her own challenging spiritual narrative with vulnerability and passion. In reexamining Eve’s story, she creates opportunities for women to connect with powerful feminine energy that has life-changing potential. It is a wonderful and necessary book.”
Wendy Shanker
Author, Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life
“As a black woman, I was initially unsure of how I would relate to the experiences of a Jewish woman. However, Rabbi Tamara Kolton successfully removes the patriarchal veil that has impacted every segment of our lives. Tamara writes, ‘What could be seen as more dangerous than a woman connected to the truth of who she really is?!’ BOOM! From voting to reproductive rights, this book serves as a rally cry for modern women of all cultures.”
Robin Kinnie
President of Motor City Woman Studios and Audio Engineers of Detroit
“An instant classic, this book should be required reading for all women intent on understanding their spiritual heritage. It’s powerful. It’s passionate. It’s engaging. You’ll find yourself opening your heart with cherished moments of profound understanding of what it truly means to be a woman. Highly recommended!”
Denise Linn
Founder of The Red Lotus Women’s Mystery School and author of Secrets and Mysteries: The Glory and Pleasure of Being a Woman
"This is a personal narrative that at the same time carries a universal message. The book tells us how to navigate our world of growing, belonging, leaving, and growing again. It is told in strong, clear language. A must read for any woman wanting to think about who she is and how she wishes to be in control of her own movement through life."
Glenda D. Price, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Marygrove College
“With this beautifully-written memoir and spiritual guide, Rabbi Tamara extends her hand and invites the reader to join her on a heroine’s journey into the Sacred Divine. It wasn’t until I read, Oranges for Eve that I realized how much my spirit has been longing for a deeper connection to feminine truth, energy and personal strength. Rabbi Tamara is a fresh, young voice, but her wisdom is as old as Eve.”
Anne Doyle
Author, POWERING UP: How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders Global Speaker, Journalist, Podcast Host President, International Women’s Forum – Michigan Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

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