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Lisa Braver Moss

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Working toward open inclusion of non-circumcising families in Jewish life

Lisa Braver Moss is a writer specializing in family issues, health, Judaism and humor. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, Tikkun, Parents, Lilith, Jewish Journal and other publications. She is the author of The Measure of His Grief (Notim Press, 2010), the first novel ever written about the circumcision controversy.


Lisa's nonfiction book credits include Celebrating Family: Our Lifelong Bonds with Parents and Siblings (Wildcat Canyon Press, 1999) and, as co-author, The Mother's Companion: A Comforting Guide to the Early Years of Motherhood (Council Oak Books, 2001). She is co-author, with Rebecca Wald, of Celebrating Brit Shalom (Notim Press, 2015), the first-ever book of ceremonies and music for Jewish families opting out of circumcision.


Lisa also conceived and spearheaded the movement toward open inclusion of non-circumcising families in Jewish life.


Born in Berkeley, California, Lisa still lives in the area with her husband. She has two grown sons.