9780827607217

Studies in the Meaning of Judaism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827607217

  • ISBN10:

    0827607210

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Summary

Noted educator, author, and speaker Eugene Borowitz delivers the fruits of his scholarship with grace in this new addition to the JPS Scholar of Distinction series. Gathered in this single volume are 33 essays covering the themes of Modern Jewish Theology, Education, the History of Reform Judaism in America, Jewish Law, Ethics, and Religious Dialogue. This collection will appeal to a wide audience, including rabbis; scholars; and readers of religion, modern Jewish thought, and liturgy.

Among the articles in this volume are "Existentialism's Meaning for Judaism, " "Judaism and the Secular State, " Tzimtzum: A Mystic Model for Contemporary Leadership, " "The Authority of the Ethical Impulse in Halakhah, " "The Critical Issue in the Quest for Social Justice: A Jewish View, " "Please, God, Heal Her, Please, " and "Jewish Education as an Act of Faith." New to the series format are Dr. Borowitz's freshly written introductory paragraphs, providing thematic links between the articles.

Table of Contents

``... Who has brought us to this day...''
Acknowledgments xi
Preface xv
A GLIMPSE: WHEN AGNOSTICISM AND RATIONALISM COULD NO LONGER GROUND OUR VALUES 1(94)
1950 Theological Conference Cincinnati, 1950: Reform Judaism's Fresh Awareness of Religious Problems
7(10)
1956 Creating Commitment in Our Religious Schools
17(14)
1957 The Idea of God
31(16)
1959 Existentialism's Meaning for Judaism: A Contemporary Midrash
47(12)
1961 Crisis Theology and the Jewish Community
59(10)
1963 Faith and Method in Modern Jewish Theology
69(16)
1964 Creative Worship in the Computer Age
85(4)
1964 Why We Went: A Joint Letter from the Rabbis Arrested in St. Augustine
89(6)
A TRACK: LEADING ON FROM GOD, THE GROUND OF OUR VALUES 95(140)
1966 On Celebrating Sinai
101(14)
1970 The Problem of the Form of a Jewish Theology
115(18)
1970 The Postsecular Situation of Jewish Theology
133(16)
1971 Education Is Not I-Thou
149(8)
1974 Tzimtzum: A Mystic Model for Contemporary Leadership
157(14)
1978 A Jewish Response: The Lure and Limits of Universalizing Our Faith
171(8)
1982 The Authority of the Ethical Impulse in Halakhah
179(14)
1983 Recent Historic Events: Jewish and Christian Interpretations
193(22)
1984 The Autonomous Jewish Self
215(20)
A WAY: THE POSTMODERN EXPLICATION OF JEWISH SELFHOOD 235(140)
1986 Hillul Hashem: A Universalistic Rubric in the Halakhah
241(14)
1986 The Ideal Jew
255(20)
1986 The Critical Issue in the Quest for Social Justice: A Jewish View
275(14)
1987 The Blessing over a Change of Wine: A Study in the Development of a Jewish Law Published in Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of Nathaniel E. Hess
289(28)
1987 Co-Existing with Orthodox Jews
317(10)
1992 Dynamic Sunyata and the God Whose Glory Fills the Universe
327(14)
1997 ``Please, God, Heal Her, Please''
341(10)
2000 ``Im ba'et, eyma''---Since You Object, Let Me Put It This Way
351(24)
A PAUSE: TO LOOK BACK BEFORE MOVING ON 375(60)
2000 A Life of Jewish Learning: In Search of a Theology of Judaism
379(36)
2002 ``Halakhah'' in Reform Jewish Usage: Historic Background and Current Discourse
415(20)
Glossary 435(8)
Bibliography of the Writing of Eugene B. Borowitz 443(24)
Index 467

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