The Chronicle #60/2002
HUC-JIR and Faculty Publications
Winter 2001-Summer 2002
Yaacov Chefetz: There They Will Try to Change Your Name (Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum/New York). The exhibition catalog
for Chefetz's art installation with essays by Professor Samuel Bacharach and
Dr. Susan Einbinder, Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval
France (Princeton University Press). An examination of Hebrew poetry, written
by medieval French Jews during the time of the Crusades, which reflects responses
to persecution, encouragement for resistance, and commemoration of Jewish martyrs.
Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ed. Minhag Ami: My People's Prayer Book, Vol.
5, Birkhot Hashachar (Morning Blessings) (Jewish Lights Publishing). This
volume provides the Hebrew text with a new translation and helps readers find
meaning in the prayers through commentaries from scholars with traditional,
modern, feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical,
and historical perspectives.
Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman, The Journey Home: Discovering the Deep Spiritual
Wisdom of the Jewish Tradition (Beacon Press). An exploration of the Jewish
way of living which addresses the Jewish relationship to God and questions of
purpose in life, as well as the importance of blessings, study, spirituality,
Dr. David Levine, Communal Fasts and Rabbinic Sermons - Theory and
Practice in the Talmudic Period (HaKibbutz HaMeuchad). A literary, halakhic,
and historical study of communal fasting as a social and religious response
to public misfortune or calamities.
Jozeph Michman and Marion Aptroot, Eds., Storm in the Community: Yiddish
Polemical Pamphlets of Amsterdam Jewry, 1797-1798 (HUC Press). A bilingual
edition of weekly satirical dialogues in Yiddish between members of the "established"
and "breakaway" Jewish communities in late 18th century Amsterdam.
Dr. Natan Ofek, Kafka and Jewish Existence: The Abused, Rupture and Hope
(Tzivonim). An examination of the dilemmas of modern Jewish existence through
an analysis of Kafka's life, and a contribution to the understanding of his
Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, Ed., A Reader and Web/Bibliography on Gender
Identity, the Intersexed and Transsexuals: Religious, Legal and Policy Issues.
Testimonies and accounts of legal, medical, and psychological issues, as well
as Jewish sources, on transsexuals and the intersexed.
Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener and Daniel Judson, Meeting at the Well: A Jewish
Spiritual Guide to Engagement (UAHC Press). A guide for couples to apply
the wisdom and traditions of Judaism, drawn from examples in biblical and classic
rabbinic texts, to gain insight into and strengthen their relationships, and
to build their Jewish lives together.
Dr. Gary P. Zola, Ed., Dr. Fred Krome, Managing Ed., The American Jewish
Archives Journal. Volume LIII, Nos. 1&2 (The Jacob Rader Marcus Center
of the American Jewish Archives). The history of the American Jewish experience
explored through writings exploring motion picture reform, Jewish social services
in Atlanta, Jewish women and vocational education, among other topics.