CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Spring 2012 ISSUE


FROM THE EDITOR

At the Gates — בשערים

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

The Maaseh Avraham Avinu Alav HaShalom: Translation, Notes, and Commentary
Bernard H. Mehlman

ARTICLES

Trauma and Recovery: Abraham’s Journey to the Akeidah
Naomi Graetz

Parent’s Torah
Ilana B. Grinblat

Preaching Against the Text: An Argument in Favor of Restoring Leviticus 18 to Yom Kippur Afternoon
Jeffrey Brown

Orthodox Women (Non-)Rabbis
Darren Kleinberg 

Shabbat Weddings Revisited: The Pro Side for a Change
Reeve Robert Brenner

An Eye for an Eye—Indeed!
Stephen Passamaneck

Eric Bram: A Portrait of a Rabbi as an Educational Visionary
Samuel K. Joseph and Jeffrey Schein

Why Jews Wear Costumes on Purim
Farhad Arbad and Daniel M. Berry

The “Man” as “Fool-King”: Alexander the Great and the Wisdom of Women
Admiel Kosman

Sh’ma Echad
David L. Kline

BOOK REVIEWS

Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History
David Ruderman Reviewed by Paul J. Citrin

Wisdom of the Heart: The Teachings of Rabbi Ya’akov
of Izbica-Radzyn
Ora Wiskind-Elper Reviewed by Lawrence Kushner

Religious Toleration: Political Theory and Practical Arrangements—A Review Essay
Divided by Faith: Religious Confl ict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Moden Europe
Benjamin J. Kaplan

The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought
Eric Nelson Reviewed by Marc Saperstein

Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic
Mark Glickman Reviewed by Charles H. Middleburgh

POETRY

Waking Yom HaDin
Daniel F. Polish

To Make Sacred Dance Lessons from My Sister
Reeve Robert Brenner

Yom Kippur
Kendrah Raye Whyte

I am that I am
I am that I will be
Alison Burchett

The Man in the Picture
Sinéad Mac Devitt

Naso and Nisuin
Nancy S. Abraham

Surcease
Michael A. Meyer

A Midrash on Deuteronomy 6:5
Norman Hirsh