Medical Frontiers and Jewish Law

LOOK INSIDE: Medical Frontiers

Published 2012 – ISBN 0-929699-24-6

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Contributors

 

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. Past President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1991-93). Author, co-author, or editor of numerous essays and forty-three books in the fields of halakhah, Judaism and Christianity, and ancient horticulture. His book Christianity through Jewish Eyes (1974, 2007) brought him into a close friendship with Cardinal John Wright and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl. President of the Religious Education Association of America (1981-85), chairman of the Responsa Committee of the CCAR (1974-90), Cofounder with Irene Jacob of Horizon Homes for Handicapped Children (1969); Vice President of the *World Union for Progressive Judaism (1991-93). His books include:  American Reform Responsa (1983), Liberal Judaism and Halakhah(1988),The Second Book of the Bible: Exodus Interpreted by Benno Jacob (1992), Die Exegese hat das erste Wort (2002), The Environment in Jewish Law (2003), Gardening from the Bible to North America (2003); Pursuing Peace Across the Alleghenies (2005), Hesed and Tzedakah – From the Bible to Modernity (2006), War and Terrorism in Jewish Law (2010), Benno Jacob, Fighter and Scholar (2011), The Internet Revolution and Jewish Law (2014).

Audrey Korotkin is the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Altoona, PA.  She is a Ph.D. Candidate in rabbinic literature and thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH, from which she was ordained in 1999.

Jonah Sievers is the Rabbi of Braunschweig, Germany, President of the Allgemeine Rabbinerkonferenz of Germany, European Chair of the Solomon B. Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah, editor of The Jewish Prayer Book for Shabbat and Weekdays (2009), editor of The Jewish Prayer Book for Pesach, Shevuot, and Sukkot (2011).

Mark Washofsky is the Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He is Chair of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and Vice-Chair of the Solom B. Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah. He has published numerous studies in the field of Jewish law, legal theory, and contemporary ethics. He is the editor of Teshuvot for the Nineties (1997), and the author of Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (2010); Reform Responsa for the Twenty-first Century (2011).

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