CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Summer 2015 Issue

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Summer 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

ARTICLES

ON BEING A RABBI

  • Audacious Education: Why Educating to the Boy Brain Educates All, Jon Hanish and Becky Hoffman
  • Addiction in Body, Mind and Jewish Spirituality, Paul Steinberg
  • Becoming Jewish in a Taxi: Borders and Behaviours on the Journey towards Judaism, Barbara Borts
  • To Wait for the Law to Change or Not to Wait, That Is the Question: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples and Rabbis on the Necessity of Using Private Law to Protect the Rights of Same-Sex Relationships, Sona Gala and Arthur Gross-Schaefer

FROM THE SOURCES

  • Philo on Moses, Joshua David Garroway
  • Secular(?) Versions of the Kaddish in the Kibbutz Movement, Dalia Marx
  • Was Rashi Wrong?: A Minor Mystery, Stephen M. Passamaneck
  • God Language: A Medieval Perspective, Leonard Kravitz
  • The Sh'ma as D'varim, Elliot B. Gertel

POETRY

  • Beyond, Rowena Silver
  • Passover's Peace Partners, Israel Zoberman
  • Zayde Reeven, One, Two, Three, Reeve Robert Brenner

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Response to the RJQ Winter 2015, Israel Zoberman

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Our Religious Brains: What Cognitive Science Reveals about Belief, Morality, Community, and Our Relationship with God, Ralph Mecklenburger, Reviewed by Geoffrey A. Mitelman
  • Outside the Bible: Ancient Writings Related to Scripture, Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reviewed by David J. Zucker
  • The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season, Marcia Falk, Reviewed by Suzanne Singer
  • The Veterans of History: A Young Person's History of the Jew, Mitchell Silver, Reviewed by John Friedman
  • The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors, Reeve Robert Brenner, Reviewed by Arnold S. Task

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