Best Jewish Writing 2003

Best Jewish Writing 2003

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This title features the best Jewish writing in 2003. The contributors include: Leo M. Abrami, Joseph Alpher, Benjamin Blech, Norman Berdichevsky, Susan Berrin, Lawrence Bush, Talia Carner, I. Century. Phyllis Chesler, Leslie Cohen, Ralph de Toledano, Enid Dame, Alan M. Dershowitz, Carol Diament, Amos Elon, Lawrence J. Epstein, Mordechai Gafni, Herbert Gold, Shefa Gold, Gloria Goldreich, David Grossman, Blu Greenberg, Irving Greenberg, Leo Haber, David A. Harris, and Arthur Hertzberg.The contributors also include Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin, Paula E. Hyman, Yoel Jakobovits, Rodger Kamenetz, Edward I. Koch, Jane Leavy, Amy-Jill Levine, Andrei S. Markovits, Bezalel Noor, Cynthia Ozick, Marge Piercy, Todd Pitock, Daniel Polish, Daniel Asa Rose, Alvin, H. Rosenfeld, Gilbert S. Rosenthal, David Saks, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Peninnah Schram, Eliezer Shore, Lewis D. Solomon, Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, William C. Speed, Andrew Wallenstein, Arthur Waskow, Avi Weiss, Sheila Weinberg, Margaret Moers Wenig, Elie Wiesel, and Valerie Wohlfeld.The Editor Arthur Kurzweil is the former director of the Jewish Book Club and editor-in-chief of Jason Aronson Publishers.
He is the author of "From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History" (Wiley, 2004).
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 151.4 x 229.1 x 28.4mm | 503.5g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0787967718
  • 9780787967710

About Arthur Kurzweil

Arthur Kurzweil is the former director of the Jewish Book Club and editor-in-chief of Jason Aronson Publishers. He is the author of From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Family History (Jossey-Bass, 2004).
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"Kurzweil's inclusiveness not only makes this a timely collection, but a timeless one as well." ( "...he has done readers a fine service by bringing together a stellar, diverse collection for their enjoyment." (Publishers Weekly, August 11, 2003)
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Table of contents

ARTHUR KURZWEIL Introduction.ISRAEL.ELIE WIESEL Letter to President George W. Bush, May 7, 2002.JOSEPH ALPHER What Everyone Should Know About the Conflict.ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ If a Visitor from a Far-Away Galaxy.AMOS ELON Israelis and Palestinians: What Went Wrong?DAVID GROSSMAN Fictions Embraced by an Israel at War.DAVID A. HARRIS Letter from an Anguished Soul.ARTHUR WASKOW Torah, War, and the "Gentle Heart" Today: Israeli Soldiers' Refusal to Serve in the Occupation Army.ANDREI S. MARKOVITS Europe's Unified Voice and Passion.CURRENT ISSUES.BLU GREENBERG Orthodox, Feminist, and Proud of It.YOEL JAKOBOVITS Stem Cell Research: What Does Halachah Say?AMY-JILL LEVINE Jesus Who?DANIEL POLISH Judaism and the Ultimate Punishment.DAVID SAKS Why Only the Orthodox Can Avoid Intermarriage.WILLIAM C. SPEED Y Marks the Spot.LAWRENCE BUSH Drugs and Jewish Spirituality: That Was Then, This Is Now.JANE LEAVY King of the Jews.RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND PRACTICE.PAULA E. HYMAN Who Is an Educated Jew?LEWIS D. SOLOMON Rabbinical Education for the Twenty-First Century.MARGARET MOERS WENIG Oops! I Shouldn't Say This ... Or Should I?SUSAN BERRIN Creating a Moral Legacy for Our Children.NORMAN BERDICHEVSKY Hebrew vs. Yiddish-The Worldwide Rivalry.CAROL DIAMENT The Parent Is the Child's First Teacher.YITZHAK HUSBANDS-HANKIN Ethical Kashrut.GILBERT S. ROSENTHAL Halacha: Divine or Human?PENINNAH SCHRAM Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apt on Listening.SHEILA WEINBERG Facing an Uncertain Future: What Jewish Meditation Teaches.JEWISH SPIRITUAL THOUGHT.ADIN EVEN-ISRAEL STEINSALTZ The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life.MORDECHAI GAFNI A Hundred Blasts Shatter the Somber Silence.SHEFA GOLD Power and the Open Heart.ARTHUR HERTZBERG Religion Is Not the Answer.ELIEZER SHORE The Temple of Amount.KABBALAH.CYNTHIA OZICK The Heretic: The Mythic Passions of Gershom Scholem.ZALMAN SCHACHTER-SHALOMI So You Want to Learn Kabbalah.RODGER KAMENETZ What I Know From Kabbalah.TODD PITOCK Safed, Israel: Mystic Echoes from the Middle Ages.THE HOLOCAUST.IRVING GREENBERG A Force for Life, Not for Anger.ANDREW WALLENSTEIN Shoah Business.DANIEL ASA ROSE Hiding Places.9/11.BENJAMIN BLECH Forgive the Terrorists?BEZALEL NAOR From a Kabbalist's Diary: Pensees on a Post-9/11 Universe.AVI WEISS A Congregation of Holy Souls: Reflections on 9/11 One Year Later.ANTI-SEMITISM.PHYLLIS CHESLER The New Anti-Semitism.EDWARD I. KOCH Letter from Former New York Mayor Ed Koch to Woody Allen.ALVIN H. ROSENFELD Feeling Alone, Again: The Growing Unease Among Germany's Jews.POETRY.RODGER KAMENETZ Allen Ginsberg Forgives Ezra Pound on Behalf of the Jews.ENID DAME Miriam's Seders.MARGE PIERCY The Late Year.LEO HABER Villanelle: Is Butter Churned These Days, Is Love Denied?LEO HABER What the Returning Raven Said.I. CENTURY Yiddish.LESLIE COHEN To Dream in Hebrew.VALERIE WOHLFELD Veined-Garden.FICTION.TALIA CARNER Empty Chairs.HERBERT GOLD Religion: Goy.GLORIA GOLDREICH Mazal's Day.JEWISH HUMOR.RALPH DE TOLEDANO The Wit and Practicality of the Talmud.LEO M. ABRAMI It Is Not a Joke ...LAWRENCE J. EPSTEIN Seinfeld.THE EDITOR.THE CONTRIBUTORS.CREDITS.
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