The Reform Jewish Quarterly Spring/Summer 2021

CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Spring/Summer 2021

Symposium: Gendered Judaism— Gender-Based Programs in Jewish Life

FROM THE EDITOR

INTRODUCTION

  • Gendered Judaism: It’s Complicated – Marla J. Feldman

WHAT IS GENDER? 

  • The Future is Nonbinary? It’s Complicated: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genders, Geographies, and Generations – Dr. Madelaine Adelman
  • Gender and Jewish Collectivism: Learning from Women’s Business and Professional Networks – Dr. Nan S. Langowitz

SHE, HE, THEY: FINDING OUR PLACE WITHIN THE SPECTRUM 

  • A Group of Her Own: The Creation of Jewish Women’s Organizations – Carole B. Balin, PhD
  • Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Good: The Power of Women – Marla J. Feldman
  • WRN Is (Still) Needed – Mary L. Zamore
  • Making Space for Jewish Boys and Men – Daniel S. Brenner
  • Men of Reform Judaism: Why It Exists and What It Accomplishes – Larry Krasnoff
  • Making Room for “They”: A Yes, And Approach to Nonbinary Inclusion and Single-Gender Spaces – Nikki DeBlosi, PhD, and Bonz Swencionis

GENDER-BASED PROGRAMMING IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY 

  • Just Men, Just Women: The Benefits and Tensions of Single-Gender Small Groups in Congregations – Lydia Medwin
  • Sacred Encounter: Women’s Rituals and Retreats – Jessica Kessler Marshall
  • “Zebulun on Your Journeys and Issachar in Your Tents”: Thoughts on the Role of Temple-Based Brotherhoods Today – Jeremy Barras
  • Women’s Seders: Still Rising – Emily E. Segal
  • The Men’s Seder – Dan Moskovitz

A NEW GENERATION: GENDER AND YOUTH

  • A New Holy Land: Educating Ourselves On and Celebrating Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Jewish Youth – Michelle Shapiro Abraham and Eliana Rubin
  • Giving Jewish Girls the Space to Thrive, Push Back, and Push Us All Forward – Tamar R. Cohen
  • Kol Koleinu: Lifting Up Teen Voices – Sophie Coker
  • Jacob and Esau: Modes of Masculinity for Teenage Boys – Barry H. Block

ARTICLES

  • Lessons of Eish Zarah: The Ritual Use of Kaneh-Bosm – Peter Margolis
  • From the Slaves of Pharaoh to the Servants of God – Stephen Bertman, PhD
  • The “Sin” Of Zelafchad – Ivan Silverman
  • The Polemics of Leaven at Passover and Shavuot – Deborah Prinz
  • Paul and the Heart of Christian Antisemitism – Dr. Mark Verman

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

  • A Tribute to My Teacher Rabbi Simon Krinsky: His Poetry Until 1936 – Edward Zerin

BOOK REVIEWS

  • What Was—and Is—Hebrew Literature? A Review Essay: The Lady of Hebrew and Her Lovers of Zion – by Hillel Halkin – Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making Edited by Nancy E. Berg and Naomi B. Sokoloff – Reviewed by Neal Gold
  • Israel: Voices from Within – Edited by Barry Chazan, Shai Chazan, and Yehudit Werchow – Reviewed by Stacey Blank
  • Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy, and the Law – Edited by Simon Rabinovitch – Reviewed by Paul Golomb
  • Catch-67 (The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War) Catch-67 (In Hebrew) – Micah Goodman, – Translated by Eylon Levy, – Reviewed by Israel Zoberman
  • A Thorough History, Yes; A Complete Story, Perhaps Not: A Review Essay: Mavericks Inside the Tent: The Progressive Jewish Movement in South Africa and Its Impact on the Wider Community – Irwin Manoim – Reviewed by Glynis Conyer and Emma Gottlieb, Input and reflections by Julia Margolis
  • Rabbi Leo Baeck: Living a Religious Life in Troubled Times – Michael A. Meyer – Reviewed by Joseph A. Skloot, PhD
  • Thinking about God: Jewish Views – Kari H. Tuling – Reviewed by Rebecca Einstein Schorr
  • Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History – Jane S. Gerber – Reviewed by Rifat Sonsino, PhD
  • Never Alone – Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy – Reviewed by Wendy Pein
  • The Vegan Revolution – Richard Schwartz – Reviewed by Elyse Goldstein
  • The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets, Then and Now – Nahum Ward-Lev – Reviewed by Lisa Goldstein
  • Death, Illness, and Aging: The Inheritance of Our Flesh: A Review Essay: Getting Good at Getting Older – Richard Siegel and Laura Geller – Reviewed by Bill Cutter

POETRY

  • And Now, They Hold – Jeffrey A. Summit, PhD
  • Origin Story, Revision – Patty Seyburn, PhD
  • Early and Often – Patty Seyburn, PhD
  • The “Lion’s” Grave (Kever HaAri) – Mark Elber
  • Isaac – Mark Elber
  • II Nehemiah and Primal Yiddish – Richard J. Fein
  • Tashlich – Roger Nash
  • Candle Lighting for Shabbat – Roger Nash
  • Shuckling – Robert Nash
  • Haifa Harbor – Michael Linder
  • Hagbahah – Israel Zoberman

RESPONSE TO THE SUMMER 2020 SYMPOSIUM ON CONVERSION 

  • The Toshav Tzedek: Identity, Weddings, and Co-Officiation: Halachic Structural Connectives – Reeve Robert Brenner

Subscription and Ordering 

Back issues are available at $35 per issue plus shipping.

To order copies of CCAR Journal, contact CCAR Press at info@ccarpress.org or call 212-972-3636 x244.