Haviva Ner-David

Haviva Ner-David

Haviva Ner-David is an ordained rabbi and interfaith minister, with a doctorate in philosophy and an M.F.A in Creative Writing. She runs Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body and Soul, where she officiates and creates ritual immersion ceremonies and offers group workshops. A certified spiritual director with a specialty in dreamwork, she works with individuals and couples. Rabbi Haviva is the author of two published spiritual journey memoirs and has a third on the way. She is also the author of a guidebook for engaged couples. Hope Valley is her debut novel. Rabbi Haviva is a peace activist, promoting shared living among Jews, Christians and Muslims in Galilee, where she lives with Jacob, her life partner of thirty years, their seven children and their dog and cat. She also lives with a genetic degenerative muscular disease called FSHD, which has been one of her biggest teachers.

Haviva’s Books

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