CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

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Excerpts from the Spring 2014 Issue

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Spring 2014

Sacred Teaching and Spiritual Learning

FROM THE EDITOR

ARTICLES

  • A Brief Introduction to this Section
  • Personal Theology, Arthur Green
  • Teaching Judaism as a Spiritual Religion: Every Bush is Burning, Seymour Rossel
  • Changing Seats, Changing Perspectives: Thoughts on Worship and Spirituality in Congregations, Rex D. Perlmeter
  • A Spiritual Dynamics Approach to Spiritual Education, Mike Comins
  • Discovering Ourselves in the Text: Reclaiming the Sacred in Congregational Torah Study Groups, Jeffrey W. Goldwasser
  • Making Prayer Meaningful: Empowering Sophisticated Prayer Communities through School Worship, Saul Kaiserman, Daniel Reiser, Lisa Kingston, and Hannah Goldstein
  • Muscar as Spiritual Education, Marcia R. Plumb

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

  • Midrash Al Yithallel (Do Not Boast): Introduction, Translation, and Expostion, Bernard H. Mehlman

FROM THE SOURCES

  • Separation – Individuation and Oedipal Motifs in the Abraham Narrative, Steven Lebow
  • Rabbis Undermining Rabbis: Subversive Midrashic Narratives, Amy Scheinerman

ON BEING A RABBI

  • Spirituality and Appreciative Inquiry in the Jewish Chaplaincy and Elsewhere, Reeve Robert Brenner
  • Sources from Talmud and Midrash on Dilemmas with End-of-Life Care, Peter Joel Hurwitz
  • A Prisoner Cannot Free Himself: Helping Very Smart Rabbis Learn, David A. Whitman
  • A Laboratory of Living Judiasm, Mark S. Shapiro
  • “With Vision and Boldness”: Opening HUC-JIR to Applicants and Students with Non-Jewish Partners, Daniel Kirzane

THIS PEOPLE ISRAEL

  • Memories of 1948, Miriam B. Elkins

RESPONSES TO THE SUMMER 2013 ISSUE

  • Preparing for the New Machzor: A Plea Regarding the New Machzor, Seymour Prystowsky
  • Not Dead Yet: A Response to Leon Morris on the End of Liturgical Reform, Dan Fink

POETRY

  • Far from the Tree, Madeline Kirsch
  • Living Between Dad’s Life and Death, Michele E. Lenke
  • A Babel Rabble, Judy Neri

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Open Heart, Elie Wiesel, Reviewed by Israel Zoberman
  • Neuland, Eshkol Nevo, Reviewed by Israel Zoberman
  • On God: An Uncommon Conversation, Norman Mailer, with Michael Lennon, Reviewed by Allen Howard Podet
  • Rabbi Gabrielle’s Scandal and A Kiss for Rabbi Gabrielle, Roger Herst, Reviewed by Thomas P. Liebschutz

 

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