CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Winter 2013 Issue


CONTENTS

Symposium Issue on Inspiration and Opportunity: The Arts in Jewish Life


FROM THE EDITOR

At the Gates

 

ARTICLES

Introduction to This Issue from the Guest Editors

Eve Ben-Ora and Vicki Reikes Fox

GENESIS/B’REISHIT: A NEW VIEW

A Gift to the Community: The Los Angeles Temple Isaiah’s Festival of Jewish Artisans

Marcia Reines Josephy and Meira Josephy

Becoming a Modern Judaica Artist: A Stranger in a Strange Land No More

Gary Rosenthal

Painting by Numbers: Reporting on the Emergence of Modern Jewish Art 

Tal Gozani

Visual Art as a Spiritual Practice

Miriam Terlinchamp

EXODUS/SH’MOT: ART AS A GUIDE TO WHERE WE ARE GOING

A Nu Way Forward: Reaching Jewish Young Adults in Creative Ways

Anne Hromadka

The New Authentics: Artists of a Post-Jewish Generation

Yael Rooks-Rapport

Towards a Taxonomy of the “Cultural Jew” 

Richard A. Siegel

Choosing Art for the Jewish Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy

Joel Schwartzman

LEVITICUS/VAYIKRA: ARTISTS’ VOICES

Art and Prayer 

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik

Engaging Community 

Mark Hurvitz

Collaboration and Participation 

Flora Rosefsky

Transformative Experience

Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Lisa Sloane

Spiritual Journey

Yehudis Barmatz-Harris

The Passion of a Rabbi and Artist 

Josh Plaut

An Artists’ Beit Midrash

Words of Introduction

Leon A Morris

The Artists’ Words

Barbara Freedman

Susan Kaplow

Larry Frankel

Rachel Kanter

Bezalel’s Legacy 

Richard McBee

NUMBERS/B’MIDBAR: CHALLENGE AND PERSPECTIVE

Text and Commentary: Contemporary Jewish Art

Ori Z. Soltes

Jew as (German) Product: Rubber Ducks and Other Commodifi cations of Jewish Identity

Michal S. Friedlander

The Presence of What Is Absent: Art as Inquiry into Jewish Text 

Adina Allen and Pat Allen

Visual Midrash: The Role of Art and Artists in Our Seminaries

Jean Abarbanel and Anne Hromadka

Jewish Art and Artists in the Seminary Setting

Jean Bloch Rosensaft and Laura Kruger

Faith in Irony: Judaica Today

Daniel Belasco

DEUTERONOMY/D’VARIM: MOVING FORWARD CREATIVELY

On the Path to Jewish Universalism: Art and Literature in Modern Hebrew Culture

William Cutter

Mishkan and Sukkah: Toward Jewish Sacred Space

Amy Reichert

Daring to Alter a Perfect Twentieth-Century Sanctuary to Meet the Needs of the Twenty-First Century 

Roy A. Walter and Garey F. Marks

Transforming a Congregation through the Arts

Cheri Ellowitz

Faith in Art: Visual Culture and the Future of Judaism

Lance J. Sussman

 

POETRY

I Was at Sinai 

Rick Lupert

Exercises in Uncertainty that Resolve in Embrace

James Stone Goodman

The Story of a Ring

Navah-Tehila

 

BOOK REVEWS

Blood, Resurrection, and New Paradigms in Dialogue—A Review Essay

Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews

Kevin J. Madigan and Jon D. Levenson

Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol Between Jews and Christians

David Biale

Reviewed by Daniel F. Polish

I Have a Story to Tell You 

Edited by Seemah C. Benson

Reviewed by Susan Jacobson