CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Winter 2012 ISSUE

 

CONTENTS

Symposium Issue on Judaism and Science

FROM THE EDITOR

At the Gates - בשערים


ARTICLES

Editors’ Introduction: Why Science Matters to Judaism 
Philip Cohen and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson


Part I: Responding to Norbert Samuelson

The Challenges of the Modern Sciences for Jewish Faith
Norbert M. Samuelson


Searching for the Quantum God: On Judaism and Modern Science 
Victoria Ziva Frappollo


Jewish Philosophy, Science, and the Humanities 
Zachary Braiterman


Part II: Judaism and the Physical Sciences

Judaism and Physics 
Peter Ochs


Revisiting Creation, Natural Events and Their Emergent Patterns 
Bradley Shavit Artson


Why We Need Process Theology 
Toba Spitzer


Part III: Science and Judaism: Methodological Considerations

A Jewish View of the Evolution of Religion 
Allen S. Maller


Dreams: The True Religion-Science Conflict
Russell Jay Hendel


Rethinking Conjoined Twins 
Jonathan K. Crane


Part IV: The Human Sciences: Neuroscience, Psychology, and Education

Mystical and Spiritual, Neurological and Theological 
Ralph D. Mecklenburger


Neuro-Jewish Education: An Introduction
Justus N. Baird


The Science behind Yetzer Hara 
Geoffrey A. Mitelman


The Case for Science Education in Our Religious Schools 
Laurie Green


Part V: Rethinking Creation Theology

Science and Judaism in Light of Today’s Ecological Imperative 
Fred Scherlinder Dobb


Not Playing to Empty Benches: The Role of Mind in the Search for Meaning 
Lawrence Troster


Judaism and Science: Selected Bibliography 


RESPONSE TO THE SPRING 2011 SYMPOSIUM
Michael Perelmuter


RESPONSES TO THE SUMMER 2011 ISSUE
Paul Golomb 
David Zucker 
Joshua Segal 


BOOK REVIEWS


Poetry Feeds the Jewish Soul: Introducing Four Reviews 
Adam D. Fisher

Finding Words 
Merle Feld Reviewed by Ruthie Gelfarb

God’s Optimism 
Yehoshua November Reviewed by James Rosenberg

70 Faces: Torah Poems 
Rachel Barenblat Reviewed by Adam D. Fisher

Until the Blue Kingdom Comes 
James B. Rosenberg Reviewed by Adam D. Fisher