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Faculty and Alumni Books

Selected Faculty and Alumni Books and Articles

Our faculty and alumni/ae have published thought-provoking and often groundbreaking works, both scholarly and popular. 

Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition
Also see Whose Torah? A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism

Rabbis Rebecca T. Alpert and Jacob J. Staub Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach

Barbara E. Breitman, D.Min., co-editor Jewish Spiritual Direction: An Innovative Guide From Traditional and Contemporary Sources

Michael Carasik, Ph.D., Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso God's Paintbrush

Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, editor Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources

Reena Sigman Friedman, Ph.D., These Are Our Children: Jewish Orphanages in the United States, 1880–1925

Joel M. Hecker, Ph.D. Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals: Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah

S. Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D. Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos: A Study on the Book of Ezekiel
Also see Bodies, Embodiment and Theology of the Hebrew Bible (co-editor)

Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer Parenting as a Spiritual Journey

Rabbi Sheryl Lewart, z"l, editor Jewish Alive & American: Student Resource Book for a Thirty-Week Introduction to Judaism

Rabbis Joy Levitt and Michael Strassfeld, co-editors. A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah

Ilan Peleg, Ph.D., editor. The Middle East Peace Process: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Rabbi Sid Schwarz. Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue
Also see Judaism and  Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World.

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, Tithadesh: Renewal and Reflection in Jewish Education

Rabbis Jeffrey Schein and Jacob Staub, editors. Creative Jewish Education: A Reconstructionist Perspective

Rabbi Jacob Staub. The Creation of the World According to Gersonides

Rabbi David E. S. Stein, editor. The Contemporary Torah: A Gender-Sensitive Adaptation of the JPS Translation

Rabbi Ira F. Stone, introduction and commentary Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright

Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D., co-editor. Behoref Hayamim: In the Winter of Life
Also see Making a Difference: A Guide to Jewish Leadership and Not-for-Profit Management

 

Various alumni and faculty are represented in:

Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Reconstructionism: Denominationalism That Works? (special issue of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture)