CCAR JOURNAL: THE REFORM JEWISH QUARTERLY

Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Excerpts from the Summer 2012 ISSUE

 

CONTENTS

Symposium Issue on Judaism, Health, and Healing

FROM THE EDITOR

At the Gate - בשער

ARTICLES

Introduction to this Issue from the Guest Editors
Michele Prince and Nancy H. Wiener

Spirituality and Religion in Health Care: A Rabbi's Personal Journey
Samuel E. Karff

My Daughter or Son the Nurse: Jews in Nursing and the Healing Role of Nurses
Ellen Olshansky

The Kalsman Institute Research Roundtable: Building a Field of Judaism and Health
Michele Prince

Of Teachers and Angels: Jewish Insights on Transforming the Relationship between Patient and Health Professional
Carol Levy and Richard N. Levy

Standing in the Doorway: Pastoral Perspectives on In-Home Chaplaincy
Jo Hirschmann

Beyond Membership to True Belonging: Jewish Responses to an Unchanging Need for Deep Attachment and Meaning in an Ever-Changing World
Edythe Held Mencher

The Torah of Despair
Elliot Kukla

The Stigma of Infertility
Eleanor Steinman

Ruth, Naomi and Levina's Other: Asymmetrical Pastoral Care
Ruth Gais

On Illness
Douglas Kohn

P'tach Libi B'Toratecha (Open My Heart to Your Torah): Jewish Pastoral Theology in Process
Barbara E. Breitman, Mychal B. Springer, and Nancy H. Wiener

Rabbi's Support of Older Couples' Second Marriages
Harriet Rosen and Marlene Levenson

A New Ritual for Healing and Well-Being
Geri Newburge

The Intermediate Blessings of the Amidah as the Model for a Personal Twelve-Step Program
Jeffrey Ableser

A Very Personal Reflection: Debbie Friedman's Setting of Mi Shebeirach as a Sonata
Evan Kent

Standing in Life before God: Report and Reflection on One Congregation's First Steps for Creating a Congregation-Based Program on Health and Wellness
Richard F. Address

Sacred Communities: The Potential for Synagogues to be Communities of Caring and Meaning in the Older Population
Marion Lev-Cohen

Experiencing Judaism through Thematic Temple Programming
Richard Steinberg

The Rabbi Does Handstands: An Exploration of the Emerging Field of Jewish Yoga in North American Synagogues and Beyond
Marcus J. Freed

Verbatim with God
Robert Tabak

MAAYANOT (PRIMARY SOURCES)

The Origins of the Reform Concept of Prayer: An Eighteenth Century Essay by Isaac Euchel
Translation and Introduction
Michael A. Meyer

POETRY

I Met a Man Today
Daniel S. Alexander

Between Earthquake and Hurricane
Daniel S. Alexander

After Psalm 16
Daniel S. Alexander

A Meditation: Healing the Broken-ness
Paulette Rochelle-Levy

Not Knowing
Abby Caplin

MRI
Linda Hepner

Words of Wisdom from Four Poets
Dawn Gross, Paulette Rochelle-Levy, Allen S. Maller, Patti Tana

BOOK REVIEWS

Midrash and Medicine: Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition
Edited by Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Reviewed by Rabbi Rochelle Robins

No Offense, Self-Defense, and On the Fence: Rabbis in Search of American Jewish Identity-A Review Essay

What the Rabbis Said: The Public Discourse of Nineteenth Century American Rabbis
Naomi W. Cohen

Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
Lila Corwin Berman

Jewish Preaching in Times of War 1800-2001
Marc Saperstein

Reviewed by Rabbi Richard Hirsh