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CCAR Journal
The Reform Jewish Quarterly
Contents
FROM THE EDITOR
At the Gates — RKUJ-F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
ARTICLES
Editors’ Introduction: Why Science Matters to Judaism . . . . . . . 3
Philip Cohen and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Part I: Responding to Norbert Samuelson
The Challenges of the Modern Sciences
for Jewish Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Norbert M. Samuelson
Searching for the Quantum God: On Judaism and
Modern Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Victoria Ziva Frappollo
Jewish Philosophy, Science, and the Humanities. . . . . . . . . . 50
Zachary Braiterman
Part II: Judaism and the Physical Sciences
Judaism and Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Peter Ochs
Revisiting Creation, Natural Events and Their
Emergent Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Bradley Shavit Artson
Why We Need Process Theology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Toba Spitzer
Part III: Science and Judaism: Methodological Considerations
A Jewish View of the Evolution of Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Allen S. Maller
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CONTENTS
Dreams: The True Religion-Science Conflict . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Russell Jay Hendel
Rethinking Conjoined Twins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Jonathan K. Crane
Part IV: The Human Sciences: Neuroscience, Psychology,
and Education
Mystical and Spiritual, Neurological and Theological . . . . 142
Ralph D. Mecklenburger
Neuro-Jewish Education: An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Justus N. Baird
The Science behind Yetzer Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Geoffrey A. Mitelman
The Case for Science Education in
Our Religious Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Laurie Green
Part V: Rethinking Creation Theology
Science and Judaism in Light of Today’s
Ecological Imperative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Fred Scherlinder Dobb
Not Playing to Empty Benches: The Role of Mind
in the Search for Meaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Lawrence Troster
Judaism and Science: Selected Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
RESPONSE TO THE SPRING 2011 SYMPOSIUM
Michael Perelmuter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
RESPONSES TO THE SUMMER 2011 ISSUE
Paul Golomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
David Zucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Joshua Segal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
BOOK REVIEWS
Poetry Feeds the Jewish Soul: Introducing
Four Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Adam D. Fisher
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CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly
CONTENTS
Finding Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Merle Feld
Reviewed by Ruthie Gelfarb
God’s Optimism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Yehoshua November
Reviewed by James Rosenberg
70 Faces: Torah Poems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Rachel Barenblat
Reviewed by Adam D. Fisher
Until the Blue Kingdom Comes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
James B. Rosenberg
Reviewed by Adam D. Fisher
Winter 2012
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