The Reform Jewish Quarterly Summer 2019


Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Summer 2019



  • Judaism and the Political World – Seth M. Limmer
  • The Public Political Theology of Stephen S. Wise – Mark A. Raider
  • Politics and the Rabbinate: A Medieval Perspective – Jennifer Grayson
  • An Unsung Hero of Black-Jewish Relations: Lessons Learned from Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum in Deepening Understanding and Relationships Across the Divide – Judith Schindler
  • What It Might Look Like to Be a Rabbi of the Radical Middle – Matthew D. Gewirtz
  • The Fox News Chavurah: An Exploration of Congregational Audacious Hospitality – Illana G. Baden
  • Civil Discourse in a Reform Congregational Setting – Richard Kellner and Donald Sylvan
  • Forty-Nine Reasons Why and Why Not: Learning to Disagree Constructively: A Review Essay -Daniel Reiser
  • The Silent Ones Among You: How the Left’s Good-versus-Evil Approach to Politics Suppresses Dissent and Undermines Pluralism – A. Brian Stoller
  • Leading Towards Justice – David Stern
  • A Colleague’s Report from the Field: the Broken Shards That Drive Us – Andi Berlin
  • Two Rabbis, One Partnership – Robert Nosanchuk and Josh Caruso
  • Training Rabbis for Social Change and Transformation – Meir Lakein and Jeannie Appleman
  • Engaging Literary Voices to See the Universal in the Particular – David H. Aaron
  • The Changing Culture of Social Action – Al Vorspan z”l and Maral J. Feldman


  • Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach – Leonora Tubbs Teasdale, Reviewed by Edwin Goldberg
  • Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926 to 1963 – James L. Moses, Reviewed by Barry H. Block
  • Agony in the Pulpit: Jewish Preaching in Response to Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder, 1933-1945 – March Saperstein, Reviewed by David Ellenson
  • A Precious Heritage: Rabbinical Reflections on God, Judaism, and the World in the Turbulent Twentieth Century, Rabbi Sidney Ballon, Selected Sermons 1936-1974 – Edited, Introductions, and Notes by Yeshaya Douglas Ballon, Foreword by Murray E. Simon, Reviewed by Marc Saperstein
  • Zionism vs. Judaism (Can the Jewish State Survive the Jewish Religion?) – Arye Carmon – Reviewed by Israel Zoberman


  • What Rough Beast – Tony Barnstone
  • The White Temple – Tony Barnstone
  • The Ocean Diner – Tony Barnstone


  • The Day I Met Father Isaac at the Supermarket: Lessons in How to Live from the Jewish Tradition and Finding God in Unexpected Places: Wisdom for Everyone from the Jewish Tradition – Jack Riemer, Reviewed by Elliot B. Gertel
  • The Commentators’ Bible: Genesis — The Rubin JPS Miqra’ot Gedolot – Edited, Translation, and Annotation by Michael Carasik, Reviewed by David J. Zucker
  • Judas – Amos Oz, Translated by Nicholas de Lange, Reviewed by Israel Zoberman
  • Jews and Words – Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger, Reviewed by Israel Zoberman


  • Vistula Theatre – Jonathan Garfinkel
  • Seed Packet – Roger Nash
  • The Bone Cave – Roger Nash
  • A Full Moon Lights Up Rooms – Roger Nash
  • MEANings – Lawrence Mark Lesser
  • Hester Street, Lower East Side – Kim Roberts
  • Yahrzeit – Charles van Heck
  • Land of Israel – Brandon Marlon
  • Annus Mirabilis – Brandon Marlon

Response to Victor Shepherd’s “Fackenheim” – Shelly Zimmerman

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