When is abortion permitted? Should smoking be banned in the synagogue building? What are the sources for matrilineal and patrilineal descent? What is the Jewish reaction to AIDS? Do we recite kaddish for a convicted criminal? May human blood be sold for medical purposes? These are just a few of the questions answered in CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN REFORM RESPONSA, a collection of 202 responsa, or rabbinic answers to questions. They reflect the concerns of American Reform Jews during the 1980's. The annotated index includes the earlier volume AMERICAN REFORM RESPONSA (172 responsa) which was met with critical acclaim.