Rabbi Jill Hammer, Ph.D., is the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. She is the author of five books: Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women (Jewish Publication Society, 2001), The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons (Jewish Publication Society, 2006), The Omer Calendar of Biblical Women (Kohenet Institute, 2011), The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (forthcoming, Ben Yehuda Press), and The Garden of Time (forthcoming, Skinner Press). She is a ritualist, a poet, and an essayist. Her work has been published in journals such as Religion and Literature, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Torah Queeries, The New Jewish Feminism, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. She lives in Manhattan with her wife and daughter.