CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Summer 2013 Issue

 

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CONTENTS

Preparing for the New Machzor and the High Holidays


FROM THE EDITOR

At the Gates

 

ARTICLES

Preparing for the New Machzor and the High Holy Days: An Integrated Approach

Elaine Zecher

SECTION ONE: FROM THE EDITORS OF THE NEW MACHZOR

The New Reform Machzor Is a Solution, but What Is the Problem? 

Edwin C. Goldberg

What Happens When We Use Poetry in Our Prayer Books—and Why?

Sheldon Marder

The End of Liturgical Reform as We Know It: Creative Retrieval as a New Paradigm 

Leon A. Morris

SECTION TWO: FROM PROFESSORS OF LITURGY AT HUC-JIR

“Lu Yehi”: High Holy Day Liturgy and Experience in Israel

Dalia Marx

Machzor: The Poetry of Truly Awe-Inspiring Days 

Richard S. Sarason

A Tale of Three Machzorim

Richard N. Levy

Doing It Right or Doing It Well? 

Lawrence A. Hoffman

SECTION THREE: FROM OUR COLLEAGUES

When I Hear the Shofar I Taste Chocolate: Seeking the Synesthetic on the High Holy Days

Evan Kent

Love, Liturgy, Leadership

Elyse D. Frishman

The Yamim Nora’im: Concentric Circles of Liturgy and Relation

Lawrence A. Englander

The Calves of Our Lips: The Inescapable Connections between Prayer and Sacrifice

Leon A. Morris

“Baavur Sheani Noder Tzedakah Baado"

Margaret Moers Wenig

Visions for a New/Old Reform Yizkor Service

Donald B. Rossoff

We, the Avaryanim, Chant Kol Nidrei

Donald P. Cashman

The Un’taneh Tokef Prayer—Sealing Our Faith, Not Our Fate

Y. Lindsey bat Joseph

Viewing Un’taneh Tokef through a New Lens

Amy Scheinerman

Mystical Journeys and Magical Letters: The Y'rushalmi’s Cosmology in the Machzor 

Judith Z. Abrams

The Machzor before the Machzor: Interpreting the High Holy Days during the Second Temple Period 

Aaron D. Panken

Yom Kippur in Moab: Reflections on the Setting of the Parashah

Elsie R. Stern

 

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

Maimonides’ T’shuvah to Ovadyah the Proselyte

Philip Matoff Posner

 

RESPONSES TO THE FALL 2012 SYMPOSIUM

Kenneth D. Roseman 

Jeff Marx 

 

POETRY

Stretching toward S’lichot

Ruth Lerner

Rosh HaShanah in the Pines, 2011/5772

Hara E. Person

What If 

Donald B. Rossoff

Kol Nidrei

Jenni Person

Yom Kippur, The Essence Does Not Change

Yehoshua November

The Ankle of the High Priest

Joseph R. Black

The Wilderness of Tishrei

Barbara AB Symons