HUC-JIR Faculty and Alumni Featured in "Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

HUC-JIR faculty and alumni are prominently included in the newly published "Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible," edited by Gregg Drinkwarer, Joshua Lesser, and David Shneer, with a foreword by Judith Plaskow (NYU Press).  Included are: Margaret Moers Wenig on "Male and Female God Created Them: Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)"; David Ellenson on "Laws and Judgments as a 'Bridge to a Better World,': Parashat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:8)"; Lisa Edwards, N '94, on "Going Ahead: Parashat Matot (Numbers 30:2-34:42);" Julie Pelc, L '06, on "Rethinking the Wicked 'Son': Parashat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)"; Shirley Idelson on "In a New Country: Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)"; and Sue Levi Elwell, C '86, on "Embodied Jews: Parashat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20)".


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu