Seeking Good, Speaking Peace: Collected Essays of Rabbi Marc D. Angel

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Hayyim J. Angel, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Marc D. Angel, has edited this volume in honor of his father's twenty-fifth anniversary of service to Congregation Shearith Israel. He has put together this collection of representative essays and addresses, in the areas of Jewish thought, Jewish law, Sephardica and general contemporary issues.
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Hayyim J. Angel, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Marc D. Angel, has edited this volume in honor of his father's twenty-fifth anniversary of service to Congregation Shearith Israel. He has put together this collection of representative essays and addresses, in the areas of Jewish thought, Jewish law, Sephardica and general contemporary issues.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Hesed Ve-emet - Compassion and Truth: Tensions Within Orthodoxy 3
Authority and Dissent: A Discussion of Boundaries 11
Other Thoughts about Jewish Pluralism 24
Thoughts about Prayer 36
A Jewish Philosophy of Death: A Jewish Philosophy of Life 50
When a Generation Goes 66
In Search of Peace 73
Modern Orthodoxy and Halakhah: An Inquiry 81
A Study of the Halakhic Approaches of Two Modern Posekim 97
A Discussion of the Nature of Jewishness in the Teachings of Rabbi Kook and Rabbi Uziel 112
Another Halakhic Approach to Conversions 124
A Fresh Look at Conversion 131
The RCA Health Care Proxy: Providing Responsible Halakhic Leadership to Our Community 141
Religious Zionism and the Non-Orthodox 147
Aspects of the Sephardic Spirit 165
Sephardic Culture in America 178
A Chance to Learn 185
Thoughts about Early American Jewry 190
A Lecture on Sephardic Culture 198
Sephardim: Who are We and What Makes Us Unique? 207
The Demands of Rabbinic Leadership 219
A Broad Agenda for Rabbis 225
The Nature of Genuine Piety 235
Breaking the Coercion Cycle 244
Orthodoxy and Isolation 248
Modern Orthodoxy Beyond Apologetics 253
Teaching the "Wholeness" of the Jewish People 255
Covenant 259
Rabbis and the Problems of Intermarriage 263
"Land For Peace": Slogan for War 268
Israel Is Not Just Another Jewish Organization 272
Crypto-Jews Should Meet Halakhic Standards 275
It's Time to Forge New Coalitions and Enter New Dialogues 279
Jews, Blacks and a Shared Dream 283
Eulogy At Wounded Knee 286
Why would the Catholic Church Consider Declaring Isabella a Saint? 289
Time to Build Homes 292
Bibliography of the Writings of Rabbi Marc D. Angel 295
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