Aging and the Aged in Jewish Law

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Published 1998 – ISBN 0-929699-08-4

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Contributors

A Stanley Dreyfus has taught at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Insitutue of Religion in New York. He is Emeritus Director of Rabbinic Placement of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He has played a major role in the editing ofGates of Prayer and the New Reform Jewish Prayerbook as well as other liturgies.

Solomon B. Freehof (1893-1990) was rabbi of the Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the World Union for Progressive Judaism; Chair of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Author of eight volumes of responsa including Today’s Reform Responsa (1990), as well as Reform Jewish Practice (1947, 1952), The Responsa Literature (1955), A Treasury of Responsa (1963) and many other books.

Peter Haas holds the Abba Hillel Silver Chair of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; previously he has held a professorship at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Morality After Auschwitz (1988),Recovering the Role of Women: Power and Authority in Rabbinic Jewish Society (1992), and Responsa: A Literary History of the Genre (1996).

Walter Jacob is President of the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin/Potsdam; Senior Scholar of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; President of the Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah and the Associated American Jewish Museums. Author, editor, or translator of thirty-six books including Christianity through Jewish Eyes (1974), American Reform Responsa (1983), The Pittsburgh Platform in Retrospect (1985), Liberal Judaism and Halakhah (1988),The Second Book of the Bible: Exodus Interpreted by Benno Jacob (1992), Die Exegese hat das erste Wort (2002), Pursuing Peace Across the Alleghenies (2005), Hesed and Tzedakah – From the Bible to Modernity (2006), Napoleon’s Influence on Jewish Law (2007), and more than twelve hundred published essays and sermons.

Ruth Langer is Associate Professor in Theology at Boston College with a special interest in Jewish Liturgy an Christian Relations. She is Associate Director of the Center for Christians and Jewish Learning. She has written extensively including To Worship God Properly (1998) and Living in the Life of the Synagogue (2005). She as book-review Editor of the CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly.

Michael Rosen resides in Los Angeles with his wife Rabbi Karen L. Fox. His fields are economics and religious studies.

Mark Washofsky is the Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chair of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He has published numerous studies in the field of Jewish law and legal theory. He is the editor of Teshuvot for the Nineties (1997), and author of Jewish Living and Practice (2000).

Moshe Zemer is Director of the Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah. He is a founder of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel and founding rabbi of the Kedem Synagogue-Bet Daniel, Tel Aviv. He is Av Bet Din of the Israel Council of Progressive Rabbis and Senior Lecturer in Rabbinic at Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem. He has also contributed numerous articles on halakhah in the Israeli press and scientific journals. He is author of The Sane Halakhah (1993).

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