E. M. Broner

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Esther M. Broner, best known as E.M. Broner, Ph.D., Professor Emerita (July 8, 1927 – June 21, 2011[1]) was a Jewish American feminist author.

Broner was the author of ten books, including The Women's Haggadah; Weave of Women; The Telling: The Story of a Group of Jewish Women Who Journey to Spirituality through Community and Ceremony; and Mornings and Mourning: A Kaddish Journal. Broner had also written radio scripts for National Public Radio and plays. Her musical, “Higginson: An American Life,” premiered June 17, 2005, by the Michigan Opera Theatre (Broner, book & lyrics; Mort Zieve, music). Broner led the original Women's Seder for 30 years and was proclaimed a Wonder Woman by the Wonder Woman Foundation for her work in feminist Jewish ritual. She was married to the printmaker/painter Robert Broner, and they had four grown children together.[2]


  1. ^ Margalit Fox (June 22, 2011). "E. M. Broner, Jewish Feminist, Dies at 83". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Kathryn Kish Sklar (2005). "Esther M. Broner". Jewish Women's Archive. 

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