CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Winter 2016 Issue

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Spring 2016

FROM THE EDITOR

ARTICLES

THIS PEOPLE ISRAEL

AGAINST THE TEXT

  • Preaching against the Text: When the "Good Book" Isn't - Erica L. Martin 
  • Difficult Texts - Suzanne Singer 
  • When God Repents - Joe Klein 
  • An Un-Fallen Woman - Paul Golomb 
  • "May Your Sould Be Bound Up in the Bond of Life": Toward a New Liturgy for Taharah - Jeremy Weisblatt 

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

  • Two Sermons: Text Commentary - Marc Saperstein  

FROM THE SOURCES

  • Elijah: The peripatetic Prophet - Mark Verman 

ON BEING A RABBI

  • Theists and Non-Theists - Rifat Sonsino 

POETRY

  • An Accounting on the Day of Atonement - Daniel E. Bridge 
  • Nomenclature - Reeve Robert Brenner 

BOOK REVIEWS

  • For This You Were Created: Memoir of an American Rabbi - Samuel Karff, Review by Evan Moffic 
  • Worthwhile Books by Worthy Disciples of Mordecai M. Kaplan—A Review Essay - Elliot B. Gertel 
    • A Jewish Philosophical Response to the New Atheists— Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens - William E. Kaufman 
    • Democratizing Judaism - Jack J. Cohen 

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