Home
Books
Posters
Articles
Essays
Papers
Book Reviews

Articles

(Partial list)

2017

"Judaism's First Converts: A Pagan Priest and a Prostitute" in TheTorah.Com, Parashat Yitro, 18/19 February 2017 (with Moshe Reiss, z"l).

2016

"Cold Case: Restoring Rebekah, Intrigue in Genesis 27," The Asbury Journal: Vol. 71: No. 2, (2016): 115-124.
"Isaac: Sowing in Joyous Laughter, Reaping in Tears" in Biblical Theology Bulletin, Vol 46:4 (2016) 172-176.
"Ezekiel as Misogynist" (with Moshe Reiss) in Biblical Theology Bulletin, Vol 46:4 (2016): 186-190.
"David's Wives: Love, Power, and Lust" (with Moshe Reiss), Biblical Theology Bulletin 2016 Vol. 46.2, 70-78

2015

"Subverting Sexuality: Manly Women; Womanly Men in Judges 4-5," [with Moshe Reiss] Biblical Theology Bulletin, 2015 45:1, 32-37.
"Choosing Jacob: the Coded Language of Genesis 27". Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, 2015 vol 29, No. 2, 233-240
"Postbiblical R&B: Reuben's Rhythms and Bilhah's Blues" (with Moshe Reiss). CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2015, 62.4, 99-108
"They Did Not 'Pass,' They Died". CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Spring 2015, 62.2, 27-31
"Righting and Rewriting Genesis 38: Tamar and Judah in the Pseudepigrapha" (with Moshe Reiss), Biblical Theology Bulletin, 2015 Vol 45, No. 4, 195-201.
"'Of Mice and Men,' 'Idiots First,' and Genesis 22," CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2015, 62.1, 111-123
"The Ages of the Patriarchs/Matriarch: A Preliminary Study," Jewish Bible Quarterly, Vol. 43:1 (169) January - March 2015, 49-53

2014

"Chronicles' Levitical Covenant," (with Moshe Reiss), Jewish Bible Quarterly October-December 2014, Vol. 42:4 (168): 229-237.
"Downplaying the Davidic Dynasty" (with Moshe Reiss), Jewish Bible Quarterly July-September, 2014, Vol. 42:2 (167): 185-192.
"Co-opting the Secondary Matriarchs: Bilhah, Zilpah, Tamar, and Aseneth," [with Moshe Reiss] Biblical Interpretation 2014 22:3 307-324
"The Importance of Being Esther: Rabbis, Canonicity, Problems and Possibilities," European Judaism (2014) Vol. 14: no. 1, 102-108.

2013

"Fury Meets and Greets Sabbath's Theater; Salman Rushdie's Homage to Philip Roth", Philip Roth Studies: (2013) Vol. 9: No 2, 85-90
"Chronicles as Revisionist Religious History," (with Moshe Reiss), The Asbury Journal: (2013) Vol. 68: No 2, p 120-133
"Throwaway Women: Ruth as Response," CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall, 2013, 60.4, 185-96
"The Prophet Micaiah in Kings and Chronicles" in Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September, 2013, 41.3, 156-162
"Visiting the ill: Learning lessons from sacred stories Part 2: Four guiding principles to achieve a successful visit: Be there; be present; be a blessing; be gone" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in Healing Ministry, 19.1, 2013, 38-40
"Esther, Exodus, Purim, and Passover," CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Spring, 2013, 60.2, 24-28
"Elijah and Elisha: Part II: Similarities and Differences" in Jewish Bible Quarterly, January-March, 2013, 41.1, 19-23

2012

"When Saying 'Thank you God for Returning My Soul' is (too) Hard to Do," Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 66:4 (December 2012)
"Entertaining Esther: Vamp, Victim, and Virtuous Woman" in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal Fall 2012 Volume 9 Number 2
"Visiting the Ill: Learning lessons from sacred stories Part 1: A good word, a healing touch" (with Bonita E. Taylor) in Healing Ministry, 18.4, 2012, 27-30
"Ishmael and Isaac: Parallel, not Conflictual Lives" Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament: An International Journal of Nordic Theology, 2012 (26:1) 1-11
"Elijah and Elisha: Part I: Moses and Joshua" in Jewish Bible Quarterly, October-December, 2012, 40.4, 225-230
"Isaac: A Life of Bitter Laugher" in Jewish Bible Quarterly, April-June, 2012, 40.2, 105-110

2011

“Madam Potiphar’s Boy Toy: No Laughing Matter” in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 8:1 (2011), 1-11
"Cold Case: The Micaiah Mysteries," CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2011, 58:4, 3-9
"Lessons in the Midst of Plagues" (with Jolain Graf) Chaplaincy Today e-Journal, 27: 1, Spring/Summer 2011, 32-35
"Dealing with 'Unfinished Business'"Torah Reflections on Parashat Mattot Electronic Chaplaincy/ Torah Reflections, July 23, 2011,
"My Sacred Journey to Chaplaincy" CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2011, 58.1, 60-70
"The Deceiver Deceived: Rereading Genesis 27," in Jewish Bible Quarterly, January-March 2011, 39.1, 46-58

2010

"Seeing and Hearing: The Interrelated Lives of Sarah and Hagar" in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Spring 2010, 7:1, 1-14
“Isaac Betrayed and Triumphant,” in Jewish Bible Quarterly July-September 2010, 38.3, 166-174

2009

"Abraham, Sarah and Hagar as a Blended Family: Problems, Partings, and Possibilities" (with Moshe Reiss), in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Winter 2009, 6:2, 1-18.
"Studying Bible with Seniors: Long Term Education Possibilities" in Jewish Spiritual Care [NAJC Journal], 9.2 (Summer/Fall 2009) 3-13.
"Seize the Moment", Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September 2009, 37.3, 197-199.
“Encountering Suffering: Ancient Texts, Modern Lessons” Journal on Jewish Aging, 3.1. Spring 2009, 13-22.
"Vulnerability, Fragility, Helplessness", in Healing Ministry, 16.1, 2009, 5-7.

2008

"Why am I a Jewish Chaplain?" in Jewish Spiritual Care [NAJC Journal], Summer/Fall, 2008, 8.2, 27-28
"Roth’s The Dying Animal as Homage to Malamud’s A New Life" in Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 27, 2008, 40-48
"Sacred Synchronicity: Israel at Sixty" (with Bonita E Taylor), in Midstream, November-December, 2008, 54.6, 4-5
"Roth, Rushdie, and Rage: Religious Reactions to Portnoy and the Verses", Journal of Ecumeni­cal Studies, Winter, 2008, 43:1, 31-44.
"What Sarah Saw: Envisioning Genesis 21:9-10", Jewish Bible Quarterly, January-March 2008, 36.1, 54-62.

2007

"Resident's Loved Ones Support Group: An Anecdotal Report on a Place to Share", Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Winter, 2007, 61.4, 351-354.
"The Chaplain as an Authentic and an Ethical Presence" (with T. Patrick Bradley and Bonita E. Taylor), Chaplaincy Today 23: 2, Autumn/Winter 2007, 15-24. Read as PDF
"Women Rabbis (and Rebbitzins) in Contemporary Fiction", CCAR Journal, Summer, 2007, 54.3, 68-91. Read as PDF
"Restructuring Psalm 47", Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September 2007, 35.3, 166-172
"Support Group for Loved Ones of Residents: Sharing Sadness; Addressing Anger" Journal on Jewish Aging, 1.1. Inaugural Issue, Spring 2007, 45-51
"Restructuring Psalm 85", Jewish Bible Quarterly, January-March 2007, 35.1, 47-55
"Peer Support/Consultation Group: A Practical Response" (with T. Patrick Bradley), PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.23, 1/3/07

2006

The Mysterious Disappearance of Sarah", Judaism, Fall/Winter, 2006, 55:3-4, 30-39. Read as PDF
"Achieving In-the-moment Reconciliation", Chaplaincy Today, Spring/Summer, 2006, 22.1, 20-21
"A Betrayal of the Their Sacred Trust: Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains Who Violate Sexual Boundaries," CCAR Journal, Fall, 2006, 66-79
"Women Rabbis: A Novel Idea", Judaism, Summer/Fall 2006, 55.1-2, 108-116

2005

"Shed Your Sandals" in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring-Summer, 2005, 59.1-2, 141-143
"Breaching a Sacred Trust," Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains/Kley Kodesh and Sexual Boundary Violations: A Survey of Sources and Resources in Jewish Spiritual Care [NAJC Journal], Winter, 2005, 7.2, 12-17
"A Betrayal of Their Sacred Trust: Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains Who Violate Sexual Boundaries" in Journal of Religion and Abuse, 2005, 7.2, 77-89
"Only by their name shall you know them" in Healing Ministry, 12.1, Winter 2005, 10-11.
"Ritual for Cleansing After Hearing Gossip" in Ministry, January 2005, 77.1, 30
"Family of Resident's Support Group: Living with Loss, Dealing with Denial" in Annals of Long-Term Care, August 2005, 13.8, 45-48
"The Riddle of Psalm 49", Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September, 2005, 33.3, 143-152

2004

"Philip Roth: Desire and Death" in Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 23, 2004, 135-144
"A Still Stranger Stratagem: Revisiting Genesis 27" in Conservative Judaism, Winter, 2004, 56.2, 21-31
"'Bless Me': An Opportunity Missed?" in Ministry, March 2004, 76.3, 26-27, 29

2003

"You lift us up" in Healing Ministry, Winter 2003, 10.1, 43-44
"Blended Families: Sarah, Hagar, and All That . . . " in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring, 2003, 57.1, 33-38

2002

"Nearly Everything We Wish Our Non-Jewish Supervisors Had Known About Us as Jewish Supervisees" (with Bonita E Taylor) in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Winter, 2002, 56.4, 327-338
"Chaplaincy in Long-Term Care (And Prison) Settings: People's 'Names' and 'Identities' Affect Their Lives" in Healing Ministry, Fall 2002, 9.4, 59-62 Read as PDF
"Family of Resident's Support Group: Sharing Disappointments and Coping With Anger" in Annals of Long-Term Care, September 2002, 10.9, 23-25
"The 'Fictional' American Rabbi," Proceedings of the 37th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries, Denver, CO, June 23-26, 2002 (June 24, 2002), 1-8
"Family of Resident's Support Group: A Safe Place to Vent and Lament" in Annals of Long-Term Care, May 2002, 10.5, 36-40

2001

"When Do the Best Rest - and Why? A Work in Progress" in Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Fall, 2001, 78.1, 56-59
"Blended Families: Sympathizing With Sarah" in Midstream, July-August, 2001, 47.5, 17-18
"Through a Different Lens: American Jewish Women Writers" (with Bonita E Taylor) in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Spring 2001
"Answering 'Why Me, Why Now?' Empowering the Elderly Through Response-Ability" in Annals of Long-Term Care, May 2001, 9.5, 61-63
"Rescuing Rebecca's Reputation: A Midrash on Genesis 27", CCAR Journal, Winter, 2001
"Believing in Angels" (with Bonita E Taylor) in Jewish Spectator, Winter 2001, 65.3, 29-39

1990>2000

"When I'm Sixty-Four" in Midstream, September-October, 2000, 46.6, 18-19
"Transcending Transitions: Jacob/Israel and How We Deal With Our New 'Names'" in Journal of Pastoral Care, Fall, 1999, 53.3, 319-332
"Betrayal (and Growth) in Genesis 22", CCAR Journal, Spring, 1999, 46.2, 60-72
"The Chaplain's Gift: The Present of Presence" in The Jewish Chaplain [NAJC Journal], Spring 1999, 4.1, 22-23
"Jacob's Theft of Esau's Blessing" in Midstream, January, 1999, 45.1, 15-17
"Responsibility and Response-ability: No Small Gift" in Journal of Pastoral Care, Winter, 1998, 52.2, 403-405
"World Jewry's New Zionism" in Jewish Spectator, Spring, 1998, 62.4, 37-39
"Why Would You Ask My Name?" in The Jewish Chaplain [NAJC Journal], Spring, 1998, 3.1, 20-21
"Here and Now" (with Glenn and Jeanne Gillette) in Jewish Spectator, Fall 1996, 61/2. 43-49
"The Marvels of Midrash: Jonah as Defender of the Jews" in Midstream, August/September 1996, 32.6, 5-6
"Jewish 'Continuity' and the 'Ever-Dying' Jews" in Jewish Spectator, Summer, 1996, 61.1, 21-24
"Shameful Secrets: Jews in American Prisons" in Midstream, January 1996, 32.1, 24-27
"Rebbitzens and Women Rabbis: Portrayals in Contemporary American Jewish Fiction", CCAR Journal, Winter/Spring 1995, 42.1, 1-12
"Jonah's Journey", Judaism, Summer 1995, 44.3, 362-368
"Jerusalem, the Sacred City: Perspectives From Judaism and Islam" (with Jane Smith) in Journal of Ecumenical Studies Spring 1995, 32.2, 227-256
"Jews in American Prisons" in Jewish Spectator, Fall 1994, 59.2, 32-34
"Malamud as Modern Midrash", Judaism, Summer 1994, 43.2, 159-172
"Bernard Malamud, N. Scott Momaday and the Search for Redemption" in Paintbrush, Spring 1994
Commissioned to write articles on "Suffering" and "Tolerance/Pluralism" for 1994 expanded edition of A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (Leon Klenicki and Geoffrey Wigoder, eds.), 203-206, 211-214
Commissioned to write article on "Jewish Mission and Missionizing" for 1994 publication "In Dialogue" of the Interfaith Department of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
"Abraham, Isaac and Malamud" in Conservative Judaism Summer 1993, 45.4, 66-75
"Midrash and Modern American Jewish Literature" in Studies in American Jewish Literature, Spring 1992, 11.1, 7-21
"Religion, Freedom and Oppression: A Jewish Response," in "Religion, Freedom and Oppression," Papers presented to the 1991 Interfaith Conference, University of Denver, 1991, 35-45
"Jesus and Jeremiah in the Matthean Tradition" in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Spring 1990, 27.2, 288-305
"Conflicting Conclusions: The Hatred of Isaac and Ishmael", Judaism, Winter 1990, 39.1, 37-46

Before 1990

"Jacob in Darkness (and Light): A Study in Contrasts", Judaism, Fall, 1986, 35.4, 402-413
"Coping With Mixed Marriages: When Love Doesn't Conquer All" in Reconstructionist, July August, 1986, 51.8, 18-23
"Malamud's Novels and Short Stories" in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1986, 51.2, 39-41
"A Pesach Quartet: Jacob, Rachel, Elijah and Bernard Malamud" in The Jewish Quarterly, London, England, 1986, 33. 1, 40-41
"Strangers, Angels and Redemption: Jewish/Christian Images in Two Malamud Stories" in Conservative Judaism, Spring, 1984, 37.3, 43-50
"Mixed Marrieds Discussion Group" in Compass (UAHC), Fall, 1984, 11, 19, 22
"The Structure, Function and Organization of a Mixed-Marriage Support System" (with Melanie W. Aron), Journal of Reform Judaism, Summer, 1984, 31.3, 16-24
"Challenging Our Values" in Anglo-Jewish Association Review, (London, England) Winter 1980/1981, 19.4, 3-6
"British Progressive Judaism - On Status and Standards: The 'Ishut' Issue", Journal of Reform Judaism, Summer, 1979, 26.3, 67-75
"Who cares? Who listens? A Rabbi's Complaint, in The Jewish Quarterly Review [England], Spring 1979, 27. 1, 27-30