9780742515482

Platforms and Prayer Books Theological and Liturgical Perspectives on Reform Judaism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742515482

  • ISBN10:

    0742515486

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-03
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Platforms and Prayer Books is a remarkable collection of essays that illustrates the Reform Jewish theological enterprise at work. Through lively discussions on theological and liturgical topics, noted scholars and rabbis trace the evolution of Reform Judaism, presenting innovative approaches and creative interpretations. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Ellen M. Umansky
The Reform Theological Enterprise at Work: Debating Theory and Practice in the American Religious ``Marketplace''
1(24)
Dana Evan Kaplan
Part I: The Historical Context
Platforms and Prayer Books: From Exclusivity to Inclusivity in Reform Judaism
25(16)
Herbert Bronstein
``America is Different!'': Reform Judaism and American Pluralism
41(8)
Jerome A. Chanes
Miss Daisy's Planet: The Strange World of Reform Judaism in the United States, 1870-1930
49(12)
Yaakov Ariel
The Theologian of the 1885 Pittsburgh Platform: Kaufmann Kohler's Vision of Progressive Judaism
61(20)
Robert F. Southard
Renewing Reform Judaism: From Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh
81(12)
Walter, Jacob
Our Collective Identity as Reform Jews
93(6)
Michael A. Meyer
Part II: Liturgical Studies
The First Reform Prayer Book in America: The Liturgy of the Reformed Society of Israelites
99(20)
Gary P. Zola
The Continuity of Change in Jewish Liturgy
119(10)
Judith Z. Abrams
Meditation in Progressive Judaism
129(26)
Eric L. Friedland
The Challenge of a Single Prayer Book for the Reform Movement
155(18)
Peter S. Knobel
Part III: Comparative Studies
Challenges to Using the Same Measures of Religiosity for Both Christians and Jews
173(10)
Cory Michael Lebson
Two Trains Passing: Reconstructionism and Reform in Twentieth-Century American Judaism
183(24)
Richard Hirsh
The Return of the Liminal to Reform Judaism
207(14)
Seth Kunin
Better the Devil You Know...and Other Contemporary Identity Narratives: Comparing Orthodox to Reform Judaism
221(12)
Debra Renee Kaufman
Part IV: Autonomy and Authority in Texts
Reform Judaism and Halacha: A Rapprochement
233(14)
Peter J. Haas
Building a Postmodern Reform Judaism: The Example of Eugene B. Borowitz
247(14)
S. Dabuek Breslaurer
Oral Torah: Reading Jewish Texts Jewish in Reform Judaism
261(10)
Michael L. Satlow
Beyond Autonomy: The Texts and Our Lives
271(14)
Leon A. Morris
American reform: Observations form the Margin
285(12)
Dow Marmur
Index 297(16)
About the Contributors 313

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