The Reform Jewish Quarterly Spring 2022

CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Spring 2022

From the Editor

Short Ficton

  • The White City – Jonathan Wilson
  • Plea Bargain – Rabbi Stacey Blank
  • Eve, Alive – Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman
  • A Sacred Marriage – Mara Fein, PhD
  • Eyewitness to the Exodus: Serah bat Asher – Howard Schwartz and Rabbi Lane Steinger
  • Job’s Shard – Rabbi Robert J. Ratner, PhD
  • Eddi, Of Long Ago – Nancy Lefenfeld
  • The Ones Who Survived the Lower East Side – Matthue Roth
  • Mrs. Brooks – Enid Shomer


  • Liturgical Responses to Catastrophe: A Preliminary Outline – Rabbi Dalia Marx
  • Of Pigs, Pandemics, and Public Relations – Rabbi Jonathan K. Crane, PhD
  • Rabbi Yochanan: Wounded and Wounding Healer – Rabbi Dan Ornstein
  • A Religious Approach to Sexual Behavior for Our Liberal Communities from a Dialogical Jewish Perspective: Mitzvah, R’shut, Isur—A Proposal -Admiel Kosman
  • Isaac in the Triumvirate of the Patriarchs – Rabbi Edward S. Treister, EdD
  • A Theology of the Personal – Mel Scult

Book Reviews

  • Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues -Tony Bayfield – Reviewed by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • Because My Soul Longs for You: Integrating Theology into Our Lives – Edited by Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg and Rabbi Elaine S. Zecher – Reviewed by Rabbi Jessica Kessler Marshall
  • Night of Beginnings: A Passover Haggadah – Dr. Marcia Falk – Reviewed by Rabbi Suzanne Singer
  • Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy, and the Law – Edited by Simon Rabinovitch – Reviewed by Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis
  • Unbinding Isaac: The Significance of the Akedah for Modern Jewish Thought – Aaron Koller – Reviewed by Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman


  • Trigger Warning – S. J. Pearce
  • The God of Be Here Now – Deborah Bacharach
  • Eve Speaks to Adam about His First Wife – Deborah Bacharach
  • Judith in the Red Tent – Deborah Bacharach
  • Rosenthal China – Steven Riel
  • Time – Rabbi Daniel Polish
  • B’rit Olam (Eternal Covenant) – Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman
  • Herring – Roger Nash
  • Matzot – Roger Nash
  • Poetry for Mark: I’ve Tried a Few Times Now – Rabbi Scott Fox
  • A Prayer for My Soul on My 88th Birthday – Rabbi Norman Hirsh

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