Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi

Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi

by John Moscowitz

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ISBN-13: 9781459733213
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 10/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John Moscowitz, Rabbi Emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, served the congregation for twenty-five years, including twelve as its Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is currently writing a book about his days as a young radical.

John Moscowitz, Rabbi Emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, served the congregation for twenty-five years, including twelve as its Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is currently writing a book about his days as a young radical.

Table of Contents

The Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi

  • FOREWORD — SENATOR LINDA FRUM

  • INTRODUCTION

  • 1) WHERE I COME FROM

  • A Second Chance (2012)

  • What’s With the “Jane Fonda” Part in the Blog Title?

  • Memories of Mass (2004)

  • Remarks On the Installation of Rabbi John Moscowitz, Rabbi Sanford Ragins (2000)

  • 2) AT THE OPEN GATE: REMARKS ON THE HIGH HOLY DAYS

  • When Change Is Religious (2013)

  • On Gratitude (2007)

  • We Jews Have Old Eyes (2004)

  • Surfing Against The Tide: Judaism and the Information Age (1995)

  • Joy and Anxiety (1995)

  • Understanding Despair (1993)

  • Herodotus and History (1994)

  • 3) ISRAEL: WHEN YOUR LOVE REMAINS THE SAME AND YOUR VIEWS CHANGE

  • Kol Nidre and Truth (2012)

  • No Messiahs, Please, Just Peace (2010)

  • Of Rabbis and Imams (2009)

  • A False Symmetry (2003)

  • The Beginning of Hope? (2003)

  • Consolation and Destiny (2002)

  • Anguish and Hope (2002)

  • 4) THE TORAH SPEAKS IN ITS LANGUAGE AND IN OURS

  • What Do I Believe Happened at Sinai? (2009)

  • The Secret of Life (2011)

  • Noach: What Kind of Father Was Lamech?

  • The Haughty of Heart (1995)

  • Remembering Amalek Thinking About Schindler (1994)

  • Absolutes and Ambiguities (1993)

  • 5) ABOUT THAT MATTER OF EVIL … (AND OUR EAST AFRICAN HOME)

  • The Reach of Our Imagination (2001)

  • Evil — and Goodness (2001)

  • Making Good Out of Evil (2000)

  • The School Massacre Was Human Evil, Not Tragedy (2012)

  • Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik on the Nature of Adam (2010)

  • 6) JEWISH PRINCIPLES AND PUBLIC MATTERS

  • Rabbis at Gay and Lesbian Weddings: How I Changed My Mind (2012)

  • Barack Obama: Role Model for the Jews (2010)

  • Why “Munich” Still Matters (2006)

  • Terri Schiavo: A Personal View (2005)

  • Repentance: Learning from Clinton and Rambam (1998)

  • Listening to McLuhan: A Suggestion for Getting Shabbat Right (1996)

  • 7) REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering David Hartman

  • Watching Christopher Hitchens (2010)

  • Eulogy for Joseph Rotman

  • Eulogy for Morris Moscowitz

  • Eulogy for Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut

  • Her Character and Ours (On Jackie O) (1994)

  • Standing at Babi Yar (1994)

  • 8) APPRECIATIONS

  • Introduction by Richard Rotman

  • Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich

  • Dr. Michael B. Oren

  • Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

  • Cantor Benjamin Maissner

  • Rabbi Naomi Levy

  • Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

  • Rabbi Daniel Gordis

  • Laurie Sapir

  • Rabbi Karen Thomashow

  • Rabbi John Rosove

  • Yossi Klein Halevi

  • BOOKS I LOVE

  • AFTERWORD— DR. NORMAN DOIDGE

  • NOTES

  • INDEX

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