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Esther M. Broner dies at 83; Jewish feminist, novelist
Esther M. Broner dies at 83; Jewish feminist, novelist

Esther M. Broner, a Jewish feminist whose egalitarian vision led her to create a Passover Seder and other Jewish ceremonies that emphasized women's perspectives, died June 21 in New York City. She was 83. The cause was multiple organ failure from an infection, said her daughter, Nahama Broner. The author of 11 books, including four novels, Broner was best known for "The Women's Haggadah," which combined feminist commentaries, songs and other activities in a new ritual recognizing women's role in the commemoration of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt. Written with Naomi Nimrod and originally published in Ms. magazine, it is the most influential of...

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