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

Because…
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.

Yes, Eve of the garden, the snake and the damn apple.

We are taught that Eve was a sinner. But that is not true. Eve is the Mother of Spiritual Bravery.

For thousands of years, women have been shamed and silenced. But we are waking up as a collective and refusing to be silent anymore.

*What do you truly yearn for deep down in your gut?

*What would you do if you had the audacity to act on your own behalf?

Your yearnings, your urges to transform your life and take those big, even terrifying leaps, actually are a call to bravery and spiritual fulfillment from your true spiritual mother, the radical, beautiful, Eve. We are going to answer the call.

In this book, Rabbi Tamara Kolton will guide you on a healing journey in which you will tenderly be asked to love your shame and fear away and step onto a path of spiritual healing and bravery.

Through magnificent exercises and gorgeous memoir, you will:

  • Journey deep inside the myth of the Garden of Eden and experience Eve for who she REALLY is.
  • Discover God in the feminine and how this fierce, feminine and nourishing energy can truly transform your life and heal our world.
  • Connect with feminine LIGHT, TRUTH & POWER!

Because Eve was no sinner.

Eve was a spiritual badass.

You can be too.

This book will show you how.

Reviews

“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)
“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
“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
“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
“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
"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
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
“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
“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

About Rabbi Tamara

Rabbi Tamara Kolton Ph.D. is an independent rabbi, psychologist, author and feminine mythologist. As a prominent rabbi in Michigan, she is known for her warm, inspirational style and deep capacity to help people heal.

For over 20 years, she has shared life’s greatest joy and deepest sorrow with thousands of people. She officiates weddings locally and nationally, bringing warmth, dynamism and inclusivity to every ceremony. Closest to her heart is her work with families as she tenderly and skillfully conducts funerals and offers comfort to those enduring loss.

Rabbi Kolton completed her undergraduate degree in Jerusalem from Hebrew University and she is a fluent Hebrew speaker. Her master’s degree is in clinical psychology. She is a Ph.D. and wrote her dissertation on The Experience of Being a Woman Rabbi.

In 1999, she was the first person to be ordained a humanistic rabbi, an achievement recognized by The New York Times. She is included in the historical timeline of women rabbis.

Tamara grew up in a Jewish congregation “without God” and was mentored by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, a radical and renowned rabbi. Ultimately, she became his successor and the senior rabbi at the very congregation where she grew up.

In 2012, she felt an intense spiritual yearning to discover God for herself and set out on a brave quest.

In searching for “Him,” she found “Her.”

Rabbi Kolton is most passionate about the Feminine Divine and how to bring Her energy to a world in desperate need of feminine truth, light and power. She asks us to see Eve, of the bible, as a heroine and an unabashed powerhouse of beauty and bravery.

She asks us to see ourselves that way too.

Tamara is married to her Israeli-born husband and the mother of two teenagers. They live in Birmingham, Michigan with their Havanese dog, Finley.

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Sample Speaking Points and Workshop Description

Oranges For Eve: Tapping Into The Bountiful, Beautiful, and Badass Energy Of The Feminine Divine

*What do you truly yearn for deep down in your gut?

*What would you do if you had the audacity to act on your own behalf?

*Who really is Eve, of the bible, the garden, and the apple, and how will she help you?

Your yearnings, your urges to transform your life and take those big, terrifying leaps are actually a call to bravery and spiritual fulfillment from your true spiritual mother, the radical, beautiful, badass, Eve. In this workshop, we are going to answer the call!

Rabbi Tamara Kolton will guide you on a healing journey in which you will tenderly be asked to love your shame and fear away and step onto a path of spiritual healing and bravery.

In the sacred, nourishing space of the workshop you will:

  • Journey deep into the myth of the Garden of Eden and experience Eve for who
    she REALLY is.
  • Learn the skill of “flipping the story” to ignite your power.
  • Identify and embrace your vulnerability as sacred portals that give you immediate access to Eve.
  • Feel surges of joy and bliss that fill you with a new, soulful sense of confidence and purpose and spur you to action. “I can do it!” “I’ve got this!”
  • Experience and understand God in the feminine and how this fierce, feminine, and nourishing energy- can truly transform your life.
  • Learn to practice the three key principles of Spiritual Disobedience, Spiritual Bravery, and Exponential Returns.
  • Takeaway tools and nourishing practices to connect to Eve’s Energy.

Tamara will frame this workshop with her own flawed, human, and at times humorous, quest to know God and heal herself by reconnecting to Eve.

Your Divine mother is calling you. Answer the call!

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