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Selected Writings of Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., z”l

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., z"l, was a prolific writer who explored a broad range of subjects. These selected writings reflect the scope of his themes, including texts of the Second Temple period, liturgy of the High Holy Days, technology and theology, the importance of halakhah and the Talmud for Reform Judaism, commentaries on the Book of Genesis, Reform Judaism’s struggle for recognition in Israel, HUC-JIR’s mission of Jewish leadership development, projects advancing tolerance, the call for Jewish unity, and his ardent belief in the sanctity of life.

CCAR Journal:

Navigating the Journey: The Essential Guide to the Jewish Life Cycle:

Seven Days, Many Voices:

Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas:

Union for Reform Judaism's 10 Minutes of Torah (2010): 

Reform Judaism Magazine:

The Forward:

The Jerusalem Post:


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