Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author, educator, and rabbi. Since her ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2008, she has been named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as a “rabbi to watch,” and called one of the top 50 most influential female rabbis by Forward. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Time, is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and The Forward, and has made appearances on NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. Her latest book, On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, was released by Beacon Press in September 2022.. She will also release an original audiobook, Mend the World: Spiritual Tools for Healing, Repair, and Justice from Sounds True in October 2022. Her previous books include Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting (a National Jewish Book Award finalist), Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion, and The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism. She is an avid Twitter user and her 150,000 followers include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Senator Corey Booker, and authors Neil Gaiman, Cheryl Strayed and Glennon Doyle. Her threads on Judaism regularly go viral and spur media coverage. She lives in Chicago with her family.


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