Author and publisher, Dina Ripsman Eylon has a Ph.D. in Post-biblical Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Toronto. For the past 14 years, she has served as the publisher and editor-in-chief of Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal. This gender-related publication have engaged and promoted new feminist scholarship in Jewish Studies.
In her book Reincarnation in Jewish Mysticism and Gnostism (2003), Ripsman Eylon examines the development of the concept of reincarnation, gilgul, in the first kabbalistic work that deals with the topic, the late-12th-century Sefer ha-Bahir (The Book of Clarity). She discusses background historical information on the theory of reincarnation in eastern and western thought, the soul and afterlife in Talmudic and Midrashic literature and in the Nag Hammadi library, and the doctrine of reincarnation in the Bahir itself. Some of Eylon’s articles and poems appeared in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, American Writers Classics, Encyclopedia of Rape, Kinesis, American National Biography, and Reader’s Guide to Judaism.
Dina is the founder of the Vaughan Poets' Circle and serves as the Thornhill branch manager of the Ontario Poetry Society. Her poems were published in various magazines and journals and in the anthologies Convergence: Poets for Peace, Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv, Enchanted Crossroads and Stress(full) Sister(hood). Her chapbook Songs of Love and Misgivings was published in September 2006 and in 2007, she edited a collection of poems entitled Waging Change: Vaughan Poets Engage in Politics. In 2010, Dina's second chapbook In the Heart of the City was published by Sisterhood Press. In 2011, her poetry collection in Hebrew, entitled On the Horizon in the First Person was published by Eked, Tel-Aviv.
Kav Ha-Ofek Be-Guf Rishon [On the Horizon in First Person] (Hebrew). Eked Publishing, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2011.
In the Heart of the City. Sisterhood Press, 2010.
Waging Change: Vaughan Poets Engage in Politics. Editor. Friendly Poetry Press, 2007.
Songs of Love and Misgivings. Beret Days Press, 2006.
Reincarnation in Jewish Mysticism and Gnosticism. Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.
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