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Reform responsa for our time

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Hebrew Union College Press , [Cincinnati]
Responsa -- 1800-, Reform Judaism -- Customs and practices, Jewish law -- Reform Ju
Statementby Solomon B. Freehof.
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LC ClassificationsBM522.36 .R385
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Paginationxxvii, 320 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL4554389M
ISBN 100878201114
LC Control Number77024078
OCLC/WorldCa3089656

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Freehof, Solomon Bennett, Reform responsa for our time. [Cincinnati]: Hebrew Union College Press, Reform Responsa for Our Time Originally published inthis back-in-print classic offers a historic look at the concerns of an earlier generation.

The questions and answers in this book deal with issues of Jewish ritual observance, holidays, life cycle events, synagogue life, birth, death, medical ethics, abortion, and much more. Reform Responsa for Our Time Hardcover – December 1, by Solomon B.

Freehof (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh’eilot Ut’shuvot is the latest in an ongoing series of Reform Responsa.

Drawing from the breadth of traditional and modern Jewish texts, law, and ideology, this two volumes set addresses over seventy contemporary topics, including conversion of adopted children, fertility treatments.

Reform responsa are advisory and not obligatory, and the same can be said for the various guides to Jewish observance published under the auspices of the movement’s institutions.

There are, in other words, no authoritative “codes” of Reform Jewish practice. At the same time, the Reform movement is hardly neutral or indifferent to the ways. Solomon Bennett Freehof (August 8, – ) was a prominent Reform rabbi, posek, and Freehof served as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the World Union for Progressive ing inhe led the CCAR's work on Jewish law through its responsa committee.

He also spearheaded changes to Reform liturgy with revisions to the Union Prayer Book (). Current Reform Responsa - PDF Electronic Version $ Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh'eilot Ut'shuvot Volume 1 - PDF Electronic Version. It is clear that the CCAR’s mission and promise remain the same—to foster excellence in Reform rabbis so that they can be transformational leaders in their communities; to lift up the rabbinic voice for compassion and justice; and to bring rabbis together in mutual support and growth.

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Reform responsa [Solomon Bennett Freehof] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(1). CCAR RESPONSA American Reform Responsa Sabbath Observance (Vol. LXII,pp. ) For some time now many of the questions directed to the Committee on Responsahave had to do with situations in which traditional observance of the Sabbath is involved.

In some instances, the correspondents are irritated by the widely accepted restrictions, in the.

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Responsa are the answers given by authorities in Jewish law to questions put to them (in Hebrew sheelot u-teshuvot, ‘questions and answers’). From the Geonic Period. There are occasional references in the Talmud to letters sent by one Rabbi to another asking for information in matters of law but the Responsa activity proper dates from the period of the Geonim, when the Author: Rabbi Louis Jacobs.

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More than responsa (rabbinic answers to questions of Jewish law and practice), offering practical guidance in all areas of life. This volume of Reform responsa deals with such thorny issues as Jewish status, matrilineal and patrilineal descent, AIDS, adoption, euthanasia, apostates, intermarriage, circumcision, medical ethics, conversion and divorce.

When David Einhord chose a name for his prayer book, he picked that of a sacrifice not to show that he wished for the reconstruction of Jerusalem, but rather that prayer should become our perfect offering to God. 2 In composing Olat Tamid, Einhorn relied heavily on three earlier German Reform prayer-books, Hamurg Gebetbuch, Holdheim's Gebetbuch.

Solomon Bennett Freehof (August 8, – ) was a prominent Reform rabbi, posek, and scholar. Beginning inhe led the CCAR's work on Jewish law through its responsa committee. He also spearheaded changes to Reform liturgy with revisions to the Union Prayer Book Seller Rating: % positive.

Originally published inthis back-in-print classic provides a window into the Jewish concerns of the 's. The Responsa, or rabbinic questions and answers, included in this volume range from issues of synagogue life, holiday observance, bio-medical ethics and personal status.

Reform Judaism has done away with a number of ritual observances that conflict with our contemporary cultural and aesthetic sensibilities. And it is difficult to imagine any ceremony that stands more at odds with the views and habits of modern civilization than berit milah, ritual s of the procedure, including a not-insignificant number of Jews, condemn it.

Reform Judaism is the most liberal of the major movements within Judaism today. It started in the s in Germany during the emancipation and encouraged the examination of religion with an eye toward rationality and egalitarianism. Reform Judaism differs from the other major movements in that it views both the Oral and Written laws as a product of human hands.

Looking for books by Solomon B. Freehof. See all books authored by Solomon B. Freehof, including New Reform Responsa, and Reform Responsa for Our Time, and more on Book Description: A major Conservative movement leader of our time, Elliot N.

Dorff provides a personal, behind-the-scenes guide to the evolution of Conservative Jewish thought and practice over the last half century. It is a great pleasure for me to write this Foreword to “Guidance, Not Governance”: Rabbi Solomon B.

Freehof and Reform Responsa by my colleague and friend Joan Friedman. I have known Rabbi Friedman for more than thirty years.

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We both attended HUC-JIR in New York during the s and we worked together as teachers at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Kutz. Collections of the questions and their accompanying answers are called "responsa." Finding responsa in the catalog. Do a browse subject search under: responsa You can also add a time period, e.g.

responsa To find responsa on specific topics, do a keyword search, e.g. subject: responsa and subject marriage. SUMMARY: Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh'eilot Ut'shuvot is the latest in an ongoing series of Reform Responsa.

Drawing from the breadth of traditional and modern Jewish texts, law, and ideology, this two volumes set addresses over seventy contemporary topics, including conversion of adopted children, fertility treatments, patrilineal descent, issues of. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "This book is an essential tool on the bookshelf of any Reform Rabbi.

It represents the modern answer to the Responsa method, a millenia-old Jewish tradition of answering important contemporary questions which are not specifically treated by Price Range: $ - $ The Union Prayerbook—which, at the time of the composition of the settings included in this recording, was still the prevalent prayerbook among Reform congregations throughout the United States—contains a modified version of the traditional Torah service.

In some cases the texts are merely abbreviated or emended. A topical index of Reform Responsa: as compiled from the Yearbooks of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, (volumes I-XC), and the books of reform responsa written by Rabbi Solomon Freehof by Steven Ross Chatinover (Book).

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Elliot N. Dorff is rector and Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University and visiting professor at UCLA School of Law.

He was an editor of the official Conservative statement of principles Emet Ve-Emunah and coeditor of the Conservative commentary Etz is author of twelve books, four published by JPS. Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh'eilot Ut'shuvot is the latest in an ongoing series of Reform Responsa.

Drawing from the breadth of traditional and modern Jewish texts, law, and ideology, this two volume set addresses over seventy contemporary topics, including conversion of Author: Mark Washofsky.

Reform Judaism and the Challenge of our Time: of Reform Judaism’s most articulate expressions of a commitment to the ideal are found in its vast and impressive responsa literature and in guides to Jewish practice published by the movement. There may be a reluctance to rely too heavily on such material because of the gap between what they Author: Leon Morris.

The construction of gender in halakhic Responsa by the Reform movement: transgender people as a case study Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 18(2) Author: Ronit Irshai.

The CCAR is pleased to present this Responsum on collecting money for tzedakah in the synagogue on Shabbat (), the newest addition to our historic collection of questions and answers about Jewish living.

Question: The question has arisen in our congregation as to whether it is permissible to collect money for tzedakah on Shabbat.I am aware of a few .As W. Jacobs notes, ‘Solomon Freehof has been a lecturer in this area of Reform Jewish development.

He has continued and broadened a tradition rooted in the beginnings of our movement’. W. Jacobs in an introduction to Reform Responsa for Our Time by S.

Freehof (USA: HUC Press, ), p. xxvii. Google ScholarAuthor: Dan Cohn-Sherbok.