Synopses & Reviews
Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh'eilot Ut'shuvot is the latest in an ongoing series of Reform Responsa. Drawing from the breadth of traditional and modern Jewish texts, law, and ideology, this two volume set addresses over seventy contemporary topics, including conversion of adopted children, fertility treatments, patrilineal descent, issues of synagogue management, social justice activism, interfaith marriage and rituals of death and mourning. Voume 2 includes 1999-2007 (5769-5757).Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D is the Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and the Chair of the Responsa Committee of the CCAR. He received his rabbinical ordination in 1980 and Ph.D. in 1987 from HUC-JIR. Rabbi Washofsky specializes in the literature of the Talmud and Jewish law and is the author of Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice.
Responsa on topics related to holiday observance, life cycle events, synagogue life, bio-medical ethics, Jewish ethics, and personal status.