War and Terrorism in Jewish Law

LOOK INSIDE: War and Terrorism

Published 2010 – ISBN 978-0-929699-22-6

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Contributors

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

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. 

Michael Stroh is the Executive Director of the Toronto Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Har Zion in Thornhill, Ontario, past-president of Arzenu: International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists and ARZA Canada. He has taught at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the University of Waterloo, St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on Reform Judaism.

Mark Washofsky is Professor of Rabbinics, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Chair of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He has published a number of studies in the field of Jewish law and legal theory. His books include Teshuvot for the Nineties (1997) and Jewish Living, A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (2000).

Arnold Jacob Wolf (1924-2008) was rabbi, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, Chicago. A major figure inc ivil rights as well as international peace efforts; he was the founder and leader of Breira, an organization for peace in the Middle East. He has published over two hundred articles. Among his books are Rediscovering Judaism (1965), Unfinished Rabbi (1998), Broken Tablets (1999). He taught at HUC-JIR in New York, at Yale University and Spertus College in Chicago.

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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