Exploring Judaism and Finding Reconstructionism

By Rebecca Alpert, Jacob J. Staub

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Fall 2005

This piece looks at the book Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach, and the importance of the book to the Reconstructionist movement. The piece looks at the first edition, noting its focus on questions about the meaning of concentrating on a non-personal God who neither hears prayers not intervenes supernaturally in life and the necessity of being ritually observant if one doesn't believe that Jewish practices are literally commanded. The piece goes on to highlight changes to the book since 1985 in which the authormentions that by 2000, feminism and the implications for liturgy had been embraced and adopted. The piece concludes by affirming the importance of the goal made over twenty years in writing an introduction to Reconstructionism that would serve as mandate and legacy for the next generation.

Topic: Jewish Content, Reconstructionist Judaism, Publications

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 1

Page Number(s): 15-21

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Alpert, Rebecca. Staub, Jacob J. Exploring Judaism and Finding Reconstructionism. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Fall 2005: 15-21. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4946


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