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Judaism Reading List: Reform Judaism (Pt. IV)

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              Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
                           Part IV: Reform Judaism
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     "In keeping with the mitzvah of Talmud Torah... a Jewish home
     should have a library, and time should be set aside for the study
     of Torah" [GoM75] 
     
   This message is intended to provide readers of soc.culture.jewish with
   a list of references to allow them to learn more about the current
   practices, past practices, beliefs, and history of the Reform Movement
   with Judaism.
   
   In general, throughout the reading lists, North American (US/Canada)
   terms are used to refer to the movements of Judaism. Outside of North
   American, Reform is Progressive or Liberal Judaism; Conservative is
   Masorti or Neolog, and Orthodoxy is often just "Judaism". Even with
   this, there are differences in practice, position, and ritual between
   US/Canada Reform and other progressive/liberal movements (such as UK
   Progressive/ Liberal), and between US/Canada Conservative and the
   conservative/Masorti movement elsewhere. Where appropriate, these
   differences will be highlighted.
   
   One of the four major movements within Judaism, the Reform or Liberal
   Movement (the term "Reform" seems to be more prevalent in the U.S.A.,
   "Liberal" or "Progressive" elsewhere) began in the 1800's in Germany
   during the enlightenment. Adherents to Reform typically do not follow
   all of the ritual practices of their traditional bretheren; practices
   that are followed are chosen based on how they increase the sanctity
   of the follower's life.
   
   Additional information on the Reform/Progressive movements in Judaism
   may be found in the [6]Reform Judaism FAQ, which is Section 18 of the
   Soc.Culture.Jewish FAQ.
   
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Subject: ORGANIZATION This reading list is organized as follows: * [8]Introduction to this Reading List * [9]Where Can I Get These Books From? * [10]Reform Beliefs * [11]Reform Rituals and Practice * [12]Reform Liturgy * [13]Reform Responsa * [14]Reform History * [15]The Bible * [16]The Rabbinate * [17]Credits
Subject: Where Can I Get These Books From? Many of these books are available through general bookstores or Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the [6]sources section of the [7]General Reading List (if you are reading this at [8]www.scjfaq.org, you can simply click on the "Sources" button in the header navigation bar). The following are sources for material specific to the Reform or Progressive Judaism movements: * CCAR Press. [9]http://www.ccarnet.org/press/ Publishers of liturgical and reference material for the Reform movement. * UAHC Press. [10]http://www.uahcweb.org/press/ Publishers of a large amount of material dealing with the Reform movement. [Amazon Associate] In addition, the S.C.J Reading List has established an affiliate relationship with Amazon.Com. ([11]http://www.amazon.com/). Now you can complete your Reform Jewish library and support the continued development of the Reading Lists at the same time, for many UAHC and CCAR publications are available through Amazon. Additionally, many of the publications that reflect Reform Jewish position are published through publishers that work with Amazon (for example, Jewish Lights). For those reading this at [12]www.scjfaq.org/rl/jlu-sources.html, you can click the link to the left to browse Amazon's selections. Alternatively, if you enter Amazon using the URL [13]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=socculturejewi sh, the reading lists will get credit for your entry. Additionally, when you see the Amazon graphic [14][If you were at www.scjfaq.org, the graphic would be here] (or "[Buy at Amazon: http:...]") on an entry in the reading list, this indicates that the specific book is available for purchase at Amazon. Click on the graphic/link to go to Amazon and purchase the book.
Subject: Reform Beliefs [Bae58a] Baeck, Leo. God and Man in Judaism. Translated from the German by A. K. Dallas. New York : Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1958. [Bor77] Borowitz, Eugene. Reform Judaism Today. New York : Behrman House, c1977. Behrman House; 1983, Paperback reprint. ISBN 0-874413-64-8. [An omnibus volume of three of R. Borowitz's essays, he discusses the evolution of Reform Judaism as one of the predominant American forms of Jewish life. Covers the Reform vision of God, Torah, and Israel; what it means to be a Reform Jew today, and the place of Reform in the spectrum of Jewish rituals and practices.] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874413648/socculturejew ish] [Bor84] Borowitz, Eugene. Liberal Judaism. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1984. ISBN 0-807402-64-8. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807402648/socculturejew ish] [Bor85] Borowitz, Eugene; Patz, Naomi. Explaining Reform Judaism. Behrman House; 1985. Paperback: ISBN 0-874413-94-X. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/087441394X/socculturejew ish] [Bor91] Borowitz, Eugene B. Renewing the Covenant: A Theology for the Postmodern Jew. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1991. Jewish Publication Society; 1998, Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-27-3. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827606273/socculturejew ish] [Bor95a] Borowitz, Eugene B. Choices in Modern Jewish Thought: A Partisan Guide. Behrman House; 1995. Paperback 2nd edition. ISBN 0-874415-81-0. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874415810/socculturejew ish] [Bor95b] Borowitz, Eugene B. Reform Jewish Ethics and the Halakhah : An Experiment in Decision Making. Behrman House; 1995. Hardcover: ISBN 0-874415-72-1. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874415721/socculturejew ish] [Bor99a] Borowitz, Eugene B. Judaism After Modernity : Papers from a Decade of Fruition. University Press of America; 1999. Paperback: ISBN 0-761813-30-6. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761813306/socculturejew ish] [Bor99b] Borowitz, Eugene B.; Schwartz, Frances Weinman. The Jewish Moral Virtues. Jewish Publication Society; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN 0-827606-64-8. [Reform] [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827606648/socculturejew ish] [Coh48] Cohon, Samual S. Judaism as a Way of Life, UAHC Press, 1948. [Eis99] Eisen, Arnold M. Rethinking Modern Judaism : Ritual, Commandment, Community. University of Chicago Press; 1999. Paperback: ISBN 0-226195-29-5. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226195295/socculturejew ish] [Git83] Gittelsohn, Roland B. The Extra Dimension: A Jewish View of Marriage. UAHC Press, NY. 1983. #168500. ISBN 0-807401-70-6. Out of print. [Gol99] Goldstein, Niles Elliot (ed.) Duties of the Soul : The Role of Commandments in Liberal Judaism. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1999. Paperback: ISBN 0-807406-53-8. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807406538/socculturejew ish] [Jac85] Jacob, Walter. The Changing world of Reform Judaism: The Pittsburgh Platform in Retrospect: Papers Presented On The Occasion Of The 100th Anniversary Of The Pittsburgh Platform. Pittsburgh : Rodef Shalom Congregation, 1985. ISBN 0-915138-79-4. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0915138794/socculturejew ish/] [Mas98] Maslin, Simeon J.; Merians, Melvin; Schindler, Alexander M. What We Believe...What We Do...: A Pocket Guide for Reform Jews. UAHC Press; 1998. Paperback: ISBN 0-807405-31-0. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807405310/socculturejew ish] [Rei87] Reines, Alvin J. Polydoxy: Explorations in a Philosophy of Liberal Religion. Prometheus Books; 1987. Hardcover. ISBN 0-879753-99-4. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879753994/socculturejew ish] [Ste82] Stevens, Elliot (ed). Rabbinic Authority: Papers Presented Before the Ninety-first Annual Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. New York: CCAR Press. 1982. ISBN 0-916694-88-7. [Symxx] Syme, Daniel B. An Overview of Reform Judaism. UAHC. #280020. ISBN 0-807402-60-5. [Wei00] Wiener, Nancy H. Beyond Breaking the Glass Central Conference of American Rabbis; 2001. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-97-9. [Reform: Discusses what Reform Judaism teachs about Marriage.] [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230979/socculturejew ish]
Subject: Reform Rituals and Practice [GoM79] Maslin, Simeon J. (ed). Shaarei Mitzvah: Gates of Mitzvah: A Guide to the Jewish Life Cycle. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1979, 1986. Paperback. ISBN 0-916694-53-4. [This book summarizes the Reform position on the life cycle events] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694534/socculturejew ish/] [GoS83] Knobel, Peter S. (ed). Shaarei Mo-Eid: Gates of the Seasons, A Guide to the Jewish Year Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1983, 1986. Hardcover. ISBN 0-916694-92-5. [This book summarizes the Reform position on the year cycle events] [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694925/socculturejew ish/] [GoS91] Shapiro, Mark Dov (ed.); Waldman, Neil (ill.). Shaarei Shabbat: Gates of Shabbat. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-10-3. [This book provides Reform guidelines on Shabbat observance.] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230103/socculturejew ish/] [Bar90] Barth, Lewis M. (ed). Berit Mila in the Reform Context. Carol Pub Group; 1990. Hardcover. ISBN 0-821650-82-3. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0821650823/socculturejew ish/] [Bia71] Bial, Morrison. Liberal Judaism at Home: The Practice of Modern Reform Judaism. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1971. Paperback. Revised edition. ISBN 0-807400-75-0. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807400750/socculturejew ish/] [Sch69] Schauss, Hayyim. The Jewish Festivals: From Their Beginnings to Our Day. UAHC, 1969. Out of Print [Sch50] Schauss, Hayyim. The Lifetime of a Jew: Throughout the Ages of Jewish History. UAHC Press; 1950, 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807400-96-3. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807400963/socculturejew ish/] [Sym98] Syme, Daniel. The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807404-00-4. [Reform] [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807404004/socculturejew ish]
Subject: Reform Liturgy [GoA91] Orkand, Robert; Orkand, Joyce; Bogot, Howard I.; Sher, Barry Nostradamus (Designer); Waldman, Neil (Illustrator). Gates of Awe: Holy Day Prayers for Young Children. Reading level: Ages 4-8. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881230-14-6. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230146/socculturejew ish/] [GoH88] Jaffe, Hirshel (ed); Poller, H. Leonard (ed). Gates of Healing. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1988. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-05-7. [For those in the hospital] [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230057/socculturejew ish/] [GoP75] Stern, Chaim (ed). Shaarei Tefila: Gates of Prayer: The New Union Prayerbook. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1975. Hardcover. ISBN 0-916694-00-3. [Weekly prayerbook] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694003/socculturejew ish/] [GoP96] Stern, Chaim (ed). Shaarei Tefila: Gates of Prayer for Shabbat and Weekdays: A Gender Sensitive Prayerbook. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881230-64-2. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230642/socculturejew ish/] [GoPY97] Walter, Roy; Roseman, Kenneth D.; Gaber, Brad (Illustrator). Shaarei Tefila Le-Noar: Gates of Prayer for Young People. Reading level: Young Adult. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881230-45-6. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230456/socculturejew ish/] [GoR78] Stern, Chaim (ed). Shaarei Teshuva: Gates of Repentance: The New Union Prayerbook for the Days of Awe. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1978, 1999. Hardcover. Revised edition. ISBN 0-881230-69-3. [High Holiday Prayerbook] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230693/socculturejew ish/] [GoR99] Stern, Chaim (ed). Gates of Repentance - Shaarei Teshuva: The New Union Prayerbook for the Days of Awe, Gender-Neutral Edition. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1999. Hardcover. Revised edition. ISBN 0-881230-70-7. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230707/socculturejew ish/] [GoS87] Davidson, C. Gates of Song. Transcontinental Music Publications; 1987. Paperback. ISBN 0-807404-06-3. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807404063/socculturejew ish/] [GoU77] Hoffman, Lawrence (ed); Stern, Chaim (ed). Shaarei Bina: Gates of Understanding, Volume I: Weekdays, Sabbaths, and Festivals. Central Conference of American Rabbis. ISBN 0-916694-43-7. 1977. [Notes and source material for GoP] Hoffman, Lawrence (ed); Stern, Chaim (ed). Shaarei Bina: Gates of Understanding, Appreciating the Days of Awe. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1977, 1996. Paperback. Volume II. ISBN 0-916694-84-4. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694844/socculturejew ish/] [GoW00] Bogot, Howard; Waldman, Neil (Illustrator); Orkand, Robert. Gates of Wonder. Reading level: Ages 4-8. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 2000. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-98-7. [Shabbat Prayerbook for Little Children] [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230987/socculturejew ish/] [AMB95] Stern, Chaim (ed); Waldman, Neil (illus). Al Mezuzot Beitecha: On the Doorposts of Your House. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881230-43-X. [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/088123043X/socculturejew ish/] [HaH89] Frishman, Elyse D. (ed); Baskin, Leonard (illus.). Haneirot Halalu: These Lights Are Holy: A Home Celebration of Chanukah. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1989. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-06-5. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230065/socculturejew ish/] [STB89] Fisher, Adam. Seder Tu Bishevat: The Festival of Trees. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1989. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-08-1. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230081/socculturejew ish/] [APH74] Bronstein, Herbert (ed); Baskin, Leonard (illus.). A Passover Haggadah. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1974, 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-916694-05-4. [Pesach Siddur] [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694054/socculturejew ish/] [SDDXX] Wiesel, Elie. The Six Days of Destruction: Meditations Toward Hope. CCAR Press. Out of print [MGT88] CCAR. Ma Gele Tsedek: Rabbi's Manual. Hardcover. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1988. Revised edition. ISBN 0-881230-04-9. [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230049/socculturejew ish/] [Rosxx] Rosenberg, Aaron. Divrei Benei Mitzvah. CCAR Press. ISBN 0-88123-016-2. [UPB47] Union Prayer Book I and II. Central Conference of American Rabbis. 1947. [The previous prayerbook. I corresponds to GoP; II to GoR.]
Subject: Reform Responsa [Baz77] Bazak, Jacob (compl, annot. and arranged by); Passamaneck, Stephen M. (trans., annot., and edited by). Jewish Life and Jewish Law: Selected Rabbinical Responsa. 8 vols. UAHC Press. Most volumes out of print. + Book 1: Lawyers, Judges and Legal Ethics. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807400-34-3. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807400343/socculturej ewish/] + Books 2,3,4: Contracts, Real Estate, Sales, and Usury (#180211) + Books 5,6: Credit, Law Enforcement, Taxation (#180212) + Books 7,8: Criminal and Domestic Relations (#180213) [Chaxx] Chatinover, Steven (Ed.) CCAR Combined Index to all Responsa. IBM Compatible Disk. An online version may be found at [7]http://www.ccarnet.org/ [Fre55] Freehof, Solomon B. The Responsa Literature Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1955. Out of Print. [Fre60] Freehof, Solomon B., Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1960. Out of Print. [Fre63] Freehof, Solomon B., Recent Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1963. Out of Print. [Fre69] Freehof, Solomon B., Current Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1969. Out of Print. [Fre71] Freehof, Solomon B., Modern Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1971. Out of Print. [Fre74] Freehof, Solomon B., Contemporary Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1974. Out of Print. [Fre77] Freehof, Solomon B., Reform Responsa for our Time. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1977. Out of Print. [Fre81] Freehof, Solomon B., New Reform Responsa. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1981. Out of Print. [Fre90] Freehof, Solomon B. Today's Reform Responsa. Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press, 1990. Out of Print. [Includes cumulative index to author's previous volumes of responsa.] [Jac83] Jacob, Walter (ed). American Reform Responsa: Collected Responsa of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1889-1983. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1983, 1999. Paperback. Revised edition. ISBN 0-916694-83-6. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916694836/socculturejew ish/] [Jac87] Jacob, Walter (ed). Contemporary American Reform Responsa. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1987, 1996. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-03-0. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230030/socculturejew ish/] [Jac92] Jacob, Walter. Questions and Reform Jewish Answers: New American Reform Responsa. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-35-9. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230359/socculturejew ish/] [Lau51] Lauterbach, Jacob Z. Rabbinic Essays. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, 1951. Out of Print. [Pla99] Plaut, W. Gunther (ed); Washofsky, Mark (ed). Teshuvot for the Nineties: Reform Judaism's Answers to Today's Dilemmas. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-881230-71-5. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881230715/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: Reform History [Jac98] Jacob, Walter (ed). Dynamic Jewish Law: Progressive Halakhah Essence and Application. Rodef Shalom Pr; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-929699-03-3. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0929699033/socculturejew ish/] [Lev29] Levy, Felix. "Moses Mendelssohn's Ideas of Religion and Their Relation to Reform Judaism", in Yearbook of the CCAR, Vol 39. CCAR, New York. 1929. [Mar72] Marcus, Jacob R. Israel Jacobson: The Founder of the Reform Movement in Judaism. Timewise; 1972. Paperback. ISBN 0-878200-00-2. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0878200002/socculturejew ish/] [Mey88] Meyer, Michael A. Response to Modernity : A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 1988. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1995 (Paperback Reprint edition) ISBN 0-814325-55-6. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814325556/socculturejew ish] [Mey00] Meyer, Michael A. (ed); Plaut, W. Gunther (ed). A Reform Judaism Reader: North American Documents. Paperback (July 2000). ISBN 0-807407-32-1. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807407321/socculturejew ish/] [Phi67] Philipson, David. The Reform Movement in Judaism. New York: Ktav Pub. House. 1967. [Pla65] Plaut, W. Gunther. The Growth of Reform Judaism. World Union for Progressive Judaism, 1965. [Pla63] Plaut, W. Gunther. Rise of Reform Judaism Sourcebook European. Central Conference of American Rabbis; 1963. Hardcover. ISBN 0-807400-89-0. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807400890/socculturejew ish] [Sil74] Silver, Daniel J. and Bernard Martin. A History of Judaism: Europe and the New Worldides. Basic Books. 1974. ISBN 0-465030-07-6. Out of Print. [Sol40] Soloff, Mordecai, How the Jewish People Lives Today. Union of American Hebrew Congregations. 1940.
Subject: The Bible [Pla74] Plaut, W. Gunther. The Torah, A Modern Commentary. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1974; 1981 (Hardcover reissue). ISBN 0-807400-55-6. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807400556/socculturejew ish] [Pla98] Plaut, W. Gunther; Stern, Chaim (trans.); Stern, Philip D. (ed.). The Haftarah Commentary. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-807405-51-5. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807405515/socculturejew ish] [Fie93] Fields, Harvey. A Torah Commentary For Our Times. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1990, 1991, 1993. 1998. ISBN 0-807405-30-2. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807405302/socculturejew ish] [Fre57] Freehof, Solomon B. Preface To Scripture. UAHC. 1957.
Subject: The Rabbinate [Fre64] Freehof, Solomon B. Reform Jewish practice and Its Rabbinic Background. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, c1944, 1964. Out of Print. [Got67] Gottschalk, Alfred. Your Future as a Rabbi: A Calling That Counts. New York : R. Rosen Press, 1967. Out of Print. [Got88] Gottschalk, Alfred. To Learn and To Teach: Your Life as a Rabbi. New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1988. Out of Print. [Her91] Herring, Basil (ed). The Rabbinate As Calling and Vocation: Models of Rabbinic Leadership. Jason Aronson; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-876687-35-4. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876687354/socculturejew ish/] [Mar85] Marcus, Jacob Rader; Peck, Abraham J. (ed). The American Rabbinate: A Century of Continuity and Change, 1883-1983. Ktav Publishing House; 1985. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881250-76-7. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881250767/socculturejew ish/] [Neu93] Neusner, Jacob. The Rabbinate in America: Reshaping an Ancient Calling (Judaism in Cold War America, 1945-1990, Vol. 10). Garland Pub; 1993. Hardcover. ISBN 0-815300-82-4. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0815300824/socculturejew ish/] [Pol77] Polner, Murray. Rabbi: The American Experience New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1977. Out of Print. [Ros77] Rosenthal, Gilbert. The American Rabbi: A Tribute on the Occasion of the Bicentennial of the United States, and the Ninety-Fifth Birthday of the New York Board of Rabbis. New York : Ktav Pub. House, 1977. Out of Print. [Zol96] Zola, Gary Phillip (ed). Women Rabbis: Exploration & Celebration: Papers Delivered at an Academic Conference Honoring Twenty Years of Women in the Rabbinate, 1972-1992. Hebrew Union College Pr; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 0-878202-14-5. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0878202145/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: How do I obtain copies of the Reading Lists? Answer: There are a number of different ways to obtain copies of the Reading Lists: * WWW. If you are reading this on Usenet, and would like to see an online, hyperlinked version, go visit [2]http://www.scjfaq.org/. This is the "web" version of the FAQ; the version posted to Usenet is generated from the web version. Note that the www.scjfaq.org version is a copy of the actual master version; if you want to access the master, visit [3]http://master.scjfaq.org/. Alternatively, if you would like to see the posted version through the web, visit [4]http://shamash.org/listarchives/scj-faq/. The FAQ is in the subdirectory "FAQ"; the reading lists are in the subdirectory "rl". * Email. Scjfaq.org also provides an autoretriever that allows one to obtain a copy of the reading lists by return Email. To use the autoretriever, you send a retrieval request to [5]archives@scjfaq.org with the request in the body of the message. A more reliable way to retrieve these files is through the [6]FAQ autoretriever ([7]http://www.mljewish.org/bin/autoresp.cgi). For the FAQ, the request has the form: send faq partname For the reading list, the request has the form: send rl partname "Partname" is replaced by the name of the part, as shown in the general index. The following is a short summary of the mapping of partnames for the Reading Lists: + [8]general: Introduction and General. Includes book sources, starting points for beginners, starting points for non-Jewish readers, General Judaism, General Jewish Thought, General Jewish History, Contemporary Judaism, Noachide Laws, Torah and Torah Commentary, Talmud and Talmudic Commentary, Mishnah, Midrash, Halachic Codes, Becoming An Observant Jew, Women and Judaism, and Science and Judaism. + [9]traditional: Traditional Liturgy, Practice, Lifestyle, Holidays. Includes Traditional Liturgy; Traditional Philosophy and Ethics; Prayer; Traditional Practice; The Household; Life, Death, and In-Between; and The Cycle Of Holidays. + [10]mysticism: Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism. Includes Academic and Religious treatments of Kabbalah, Sprituality, and the Jewish notion of the Messiah. + [11]reform: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [12]conservative: Conservative Judaism + [13]reconstructionist: Reconstructionist Judaism + [14]humanistic: Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism) + [15]chasidism: Chassidism. Includes general information on historical chassidism, as well as specific information on Lubavitch (Chabad), Satmar, Breslaw (Breslov), and other approaches. + [16]zionism: Zionism. Includes Zionism and The Development Of Israel, The Founders, Zionistic Movements, and Judaism in Israel. + [17]antisemitism: Antisemitism. Includes sections on Antisemitism, What Led to The Holocaust, Medieval Oppression, Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups), Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism, Freemasonry and other rumors. + [18]intermarriage: Intermarriage. Includes sections on "So You're Considering Intermarriage?", The Traditional Viewpoint, Conversion, and Coping With Life As An Intermarried. + [19]childrens: Books for Jewish Children. Includes sections on Birth and Naming, Raising a Child, Family Guidebooks, Upsheren, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Holiday Books for Children, Liturgy for Children, Bible and Torah for Children, Jewish History for Children, Jewish Theology for Children, Israel, Learning Hebrew, and Jewish Stories. The following is a short summary of the mapping to partnames for the FAQ: + [20]01-FAQ-intro: Section [21]1: Network and Newsgroup Information. + [22]02-Who-We-Are: Section [23]2: Who We Are + [24]03-Torah-Halacha: Sections [25]3, [26]4: Torah; Halachic Authority + [27]04-Observance: Sections [28]5, [29]6, [30]7, [31]8: Jewish Holidays; Jewish Dietary Law and Kashrut; Sabbath and Holiday Observance; Woman and Marriage + [32]05-Worship: Sections [33]9, [34]10, [35]11: Jewish Worship; Conversion, Intermarriage, and "Who is a Jew?"; Miscellaneous Practice Questions + [36]06-Jewish-Thought: Section [37]12: Jewish Thought + [38]07-Jews-As-Nation: Section [39]13: Jews as a Nation + [40]08-Israel: Section [41]14: Jews and Israel + [42]09-Antisemitism: Sections [43]15, [44]16, [45]17: Churban Europa (The Holocaust); Antisemitism and Rumors about Jews; Countering Missionaries + [46]10-Reform: Section [47]18: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [48]11-Miscellaneous: Sections [49]19, [50]20: Miscellaneous; References and Getting Connected + [51]12-Kids: Section [52]21: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions + [53]mail-order: Mail Order Judaica Alternatively, you may send a message to [54]mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the body of the message: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/(portionname) Where (portionname) is replaced by the appropriate subdirectory and filenames; for example, to get the first part of the reading list, one would say: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists/general * Anonymous FTP: All portions of the FAQ and of the reading lists are archived on [55]rtfm.mit.edu and are available for anonymous FTP from the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ directory (URL [56]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ/). Similarly, the parts of the reading lists are stored in the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists directory (URL: [57]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lis ts). Note that the archived versions of the FAQ and reading lists are the posted versions; that is, they are each one large ASCII file.
Subject: Credits This list was developed from suggestions on soc.culture.jewish, an additional reading list developed by R. A. Levene, and the author's personal experience. A large portion was based on "A Basic Library for The Jewish Home" in [Gom75]. Eric Simon made significant contributions when this list was remodeled in July 2000. Other "Netters" that have recommended books for the list or made suggestions include: Mark B. Novick, John Sadowsky, Rabbi Charles Arian, Eric Bram, and others. A special thank you... Special thanks for her patience and understanding go to my wife, Karen, who put up with me hiding at the computer for the two months it took to complete the July/August 2000 remodel of the entire soc.culture.jewish FAQ and Reading Lists. If you think the effort was worth it, drop her a note c/o [6]maintainer@scjfaq.org. ------------------------------------------------------------ -- Please mail additions or corrections to me at faigin@pacificnet.net. End of Judaism Reading List Part IV (Reform) Digest ************************** -------

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