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2017

Review of Tim Cantopher, Overcoming Stress: Advice for People Who Give Too Much in APC Forum, [Association of Professional Chaplains] February 2017, Vol. 19 No. 1

2016

Review of Daniel A. Roberts, Michael, Friedman, Clergy Retirement: Every Ending a New Beginning for Clergy, Their Family, and the Congregation (Amityville, NY: Baywood, 2016). In Kol Korey, Newsletter NAJC [Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains] December 2016, p. 19
Review of Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, Accidental Grace in APC Forum, [Association of Professional Chaplains] March 2016, Vol. 18 No. 2
Review of Grieving the Sudden Death of a Loved One: Guidance for When the Unthinkable Occurs [DVD] Charity Spatzeck-Olsen, Director (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Video Productions, 2012) in APC Forum, [Association of Professional Chaplains] May 2016, Vol. 18 No. 3

2015

Review of Marcia Falk. The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season. Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 12:2, (2015)
Review of Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman, eds. Outside the Bible: Ancient Writings Related to Scripture. Three volumes, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, Vol. 43:4 (172) October-December 2015, 268-70
Review of Danny Rich, Israel Mattuck: The Inspirational Voice of Liberal Judaism, CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2015, 62.4, 132-134
Review of Review of Patrick Rabbit, The Aging Mind: An Owner's Manual, APC Forum (Association of Professional Chaplains), September 2015, Vol 17, No. 6.
Review of Jerry Rabow The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 11:2, Spring 2015
Review of Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman, eds. Outside the Bible: Ancient Writings Related to Scripture. Three volumes, in Biblical Interpretation 23 (2015), 273-275.
Review of Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women's Bible Commentary 3rd ed, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, Vol. 43:1 (169) January - March 2015, 60-61

2014

Review of Review of Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women's Bible Commentary 3rd ed, in The Asbury Journal, (2014) 69/1 99-101
Review of Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women's Bible Commentary 3rd ed, in CCAR Journal, Autumn, 2014, 58.2, 172-175
Review of Dana Evan Kaplan, The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections in CCAR Journal, Autumn, 2014, 58.2, 172-175
Review of Ruth Calderon, A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales. in Women in Judaism: Multidisciplinary Journal 2014 Volume 11, Number 1
Review of Uriel Simon, The JPS Bible Commentary--Jonah in JBQ, Jan-Mar 2014, 42.1 (165) 61-62

2013

Review of Ilene Schneider, Unleavened Dead -- in Women in Judaism: Multidisciplinary Journal Winter 2013 Volume 10, Number 2
Review of Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women's Bible Commentary 3rd ed -- in Women in Judaism: Multidisciplinary Journal Fall 2013 Volume 10, Number 1
Review of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Tikva Frymer-Kensky, The JPS Bible Commentary-Ruth in JBQ, Oct-Dec 2013, 41.4, 267-269
Review of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Tikva Frymer-Kensky, The JPS Bible Commentary-Ruth in CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall, 2013, 60.4, 237-240

2012

Review of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Tikva Frymer-Kensky, The JPS Bible Commentary--Ruth-- in Women in Judaism: Multidisciplinary Journal Spring 2012 Volume 9, Number 2
Review of Adele Berlin, The JPS Bible Commentary--Esther-- in Women in Judaism: Multidisciplinary Journal Spring 2012 Volume 9, Number 1
Review of Simeon Schreiber, A Caring Presence in Journal of Jewish Spiritual Care: The Journal of the Natioal Association of Jewish Chaplains, 12.1.2012: 54-58
Review of Stephen B. Roberts, Ed. Professional and Spiritual Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook;
Review of William Cutter, Ed., Midrash & Medicine: Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition Chaplaincy Today in e-Journal of the Association of Professional Chaplains Volume 28 Number 1 Spring/Summer 2012 44
Review of JPS Guide: The Jewish Bible, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, October-December, 2012, 40.4, 270-271
Review of Simeon Schreiber, A Caring Presence in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 9.4 3/21/2012

2011

Review of Kerry Walters, The Art of Dying and Living, (with Bonita E Taylor) in PlainViews Chaplaincy [E-Magazine] 8.4, 8/17/11.
Review of The Man Who Knew God Mordecai Schreiber in CCAR Journal, Spring, 2011, 58.2, 144-146
Review of The Torah: A Women's Commentary, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, April-June, 2011, 39.2, 125-130

2010

Reviews of
  • The Contemporary Torah, (David E. S. Stein, Editor)
  • The Torah: A Modern Commentary, Revised Edition, (David E. S. Stein, Editor)
  • The Torah: A Women's Commentary, (Tamara Cohn and Andrea L. Weiss, Editors)
in CCAR Journal Fall, 2010, 57.4, 187-195
Review of Missy Buchanan, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms, in Chaplaincy Today [Electronic Magazine] 26.2, Autumn Winter 2010
Review of Etz Hayim: Torah and Modern Commentary, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, October-December, 2010, 38.4, 265-271
Review of Martha R. Jacobs, A Clergy Guide to End-of-Life Issues, in Chaplaincy Today [Electronic Magazine], Spring Summer 2010, 26.1
Review of David E. S. Stein, Revising Editor, Torah: A Modern Commentary, Revised Edition, in Jewish Bible Quarterly, April-June, 2010, 38.2
Review of Martha R. Jacobs, A Clergy Guide to End-of-Life Issues, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine], 7.4, 3/17/10

2009

Reviews of:
  • Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Andrea L. Weiss, Editors, The Torah: A Women's Commentary, 1-3
  • Judy Klitsner, Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other, 1-2
in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Winter 2009, 6:2
Review of Audrey Friedman Marcus and Rena Krasno, Survival in Shanghai: The Journals of Fred Marcus, in Asian Avenue Magazine, November, 2009, 4.11, 12
Review of Reuven Firestone, Who are the Real Chosen People: the Meaning of Chosenness in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Shalom/Salaam/Peace: a Liberation Theology of Hope, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Fall, 2009, 44.4, 695-696
Review of Dayle A. Friedman, Jewish Visions for Aging: A Professional Guide for Fostering Wholeness, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, North America, 63 No 3-4 2009
Review of Karen E. Starr, Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis, in Journal of Pastoral Theology, Summer 2009, 19.1, 75-76
Review of Harold Ivan Smith, ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, North America, 63 1 07 2009
Review of Harold Ivan Smith, ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping, in Healing Ministry, 16.3, Summer 2009, 40
Review of Maria Hornung, Encountering Other Faiths, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Spring, 2009, 44.2, 325-326
Reviews of:
  • Dayle A. Friedman, Jewish Visions for Aging: A Professional Guide for Fostering Wholeness
  • Tom P. Hafer, Faith & Fitness: Diet And Exercise for a Better World
  • Harold Ivan Smith, ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping
  • Barbara A. Glanz, What Can I Do? Ideas to Help Those Who Have Experienced Loss
in Chaplaincy Today -- e-Journal of the Association of Professional Chaplains, Volume 25, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2009

2008

Review of Naomi Levy, Talking to God, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 5.20, 11/19/08
Review of Maria Hornung, Encountering Other Faiths, in Chaplaincy Today, Autumn/Winter, 2008, 24:2, 48-49
Review of Dorothy Soelle, The Mystery of Death, in Chaplaincy Today, Spring/Summer, 2008, 24:1, 49-50
Review of C. W. Brewster, Living Forward: Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement, in Chaplaincy Today, Spring/Summer, 2008, 24:1, 53
Review of Kaaren A. Nowicki, Spiritual Triage: Timely Meditations for Health-care Workers, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 5.9, 06/04/08
Review of Jack H Bloom, Editor, Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 5.5, 04/02/08

2007

Review of Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, illustrated by Taylor Bliss, Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 4.19, 11/07/07
Review of Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking, in Chaplaincy Today, Autumn/Winter, 2007, 23:2, 53
Review of Christina M. Puchalski, Editor, A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Fall, 2007, 61.3, 279-280
Review of Lolly Winston, Good Grief: A Novel in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 4.12, 7/18/07
Reviews of Kenneth Doka, Editor, Loss in Later Life; Christina M. Puchalski, Editor; A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying, Jack H Bloom, Editor, Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper, in Chaplaincy Today, Spring/Summer, 2007, 48-49, 51-54
Review of Jack H Bloom, Editor, Jewish Relational Care A-Z: We Are Our Other's Keeper, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring-Summer, 2007, 61.1-2, 159-160
Review of Christina M. Puchalski, Editor, A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 4.7, 5/2/07

2006

Review of William C. Gaventa and David L. Coulter, Editors, End-of-life Care: Bridging Disability and Aging with Person-centered Care, in Chaplaincy Today, Autumn/Winter, 2006, 22.2, 51-52
Review of Sherri Mandell, The Blessings of a Broken Heart, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.19, 11/1/06
Review of Mary M. Toole, Handbook for Chaplains, in Vision [National Association of Catholic Chaplains journal], October 2006, 16.9, 19
Review of Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith and Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.12, 7/19/06
Review of Edmund D. Pellegrino and Alan A. Feden, Editors, Jewish and Catholic Bioethics: An Ecumenical Dialogue, eds. (with T. Patrick Bradley) in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.9, 6/7/06
Review of Anne Lamott, Blue Shoe, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.7, 5/3/06
Review of Dayle A. Friedman, Ed. Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring-Summer, 2006, 60.1-2, 177-179
Review of Kristen M. Swenson, Living Through Pain: Psalms and the Search for Wholeness, in Chaplaincy Today, Spring/Summer, 2006, 22.1, 49-50
Review of "Measures of Chaplain Performance and Productivity," (Catholic Health Initiatives, 2002) in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 3.3, 3/1/06

2005

Review of Matthew B. Schwartz and Kalman J. Kaplan, Biblical Stories for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Sourcebook, and Dayle A. Friedman, Ed. Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded, in Chaplaincy Today, Autumn/Winter, 2005, 21.2, 50-53
Review of Kristen M. Swenson, Living Through Pain: Psalms and the Search for Wholeness, in PlainViews [Chaplaincy E-Magazine] 2.18, 10/19/05
Review of Elizabeth MacKinlay, Editor, Mental Health and Spirituality in Later Life, in Chaplaincy Today, Spring Summer, 2005, 21.l, 49-50
Review of Joan Leegant, An Hour in Paradise: Stories, in CCAR Journal, Winter, 2005, 52.1, 101-102

2004

Review of Marie M. Fortune and W. Merle Longwood, Editors, Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: Trusting the Clergy?, in Vision [National Association of Catholic Chaplains journal], November-December, 2004, 14.10, 20-21
Review of Jack H Bloom, The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar, and Ward A. Knight, Pastoral Counseling: A Gestalt Approach, in Chaplaincy Today [Association of Professional Chaplains journal], Spring/Summer, 2004, 20.1, 52-53
Review of Jack H Bloom, The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar, in Jewish Spiritual Care, [NAJC Journal] Winter, 2004, 6.2, 29-31

2003

Review of Jack H Bloom, The Rabbi As Symbolic Exemplar, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Winter, 2003, 57.4, 480-481
Review of Naomi Levy, Talking to God, Jewish Spiritual Care, [NAJC Journal] Winter 2003, 6.1, 26-27

2002

Review of Yossi Klein Halevi, At the Entrance of the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land; Khalid Duran with Abdelwahab Hechiche, Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam For Jews; Adele Berlin, Esther: The JPS Bible Commentary; Lawrence Kushner, The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition; Raymond P. Scheindlin, A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood; Harriet Rochlin, On Her Way Home; Chaim Potok, Old Men at Midnight, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Spring-Summer, 2002, 66.3-4, 20-25
Review of Charles A. Spirn, My Life as a Chaplain, in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, Spring, 2002, 56.1, 91-92
Review of Marc D. Angel, But Who Am I, and Who Are My People?; Charles A. Spirn, My Life as a Chaplain, Manuel Laderman, Letters of Faith; Anita Diamant, Good Harbor; Philip Roth, The Dying Animal, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Winter, 2002

2001

Review of Katie Singer, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart; Lawrence A. Hoffman, The Way into Jewish Prayer; Allegra Goodman, Paradise Park; Steven L. McKenzie, King David: A Biography; Robert Boston, Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone; Merrill Joan Gerber, The Kingdom of Brooklyn; Alan M. Dershowitz, Just Revenge, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Fall, 2001, 66.2, 6-10
Review of Jonathan Rosen, The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Summer, 2001, 66.1, 19-20
Review of Katie Singer, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart, in Lilith, Spring 2001
Review of Naomi Levy, To Begin Again: The Journey Toward Comfort, Strength and Faith in Difficult Time; Wayne Dosick, When Life Hurts: A Book of Hope, in CCAR Journal, Winter, 2001, 48.1, 102-105
Review of Yaacov Ariel, Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880-2000; Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Messianic Judaism; Lawrence Fuchs, Beyond Patriarch: Jewish Fathers and Families, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Winter 2001, 65.3, 19-22
Review of Ruth Knafo Setton, The Road to Fez (with Bonita E Taylor) in Lilith, Winter 2000-2001

1990>2000

Review of Edward Cohen, The Peddler's Grandson; John Cornwell, Hitler's Pope; Naomi Levy, To Begin Again; Daniel Gordis, Becoming a Jewish Parent, in Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Summer, 2000, 65.1, 2-5
Review of Roger E. Herst, Woman of the Cloth; and Mordechai Schreiber, editor, The Shengold Encyclopedia, in CCAR Journal, Fall 1999, 46/4. 52-53
Review of Mordechai Schreiber, Land of Dreams: An Israeli Childhood; Roger E. Herst, Woman of the Cloth; and Allegra Goodman, Kaaterskill Falls, in Jewish Spectator, Winter, 1999, 63.3, 52-53
Review of J. Robert Wright, The Holy Sepulchre: The Church of the Resurrection - An Ecumenical Guide, and Donald E. Wagner, Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Spring, 1998, 35.2, 301-302
Review of Peter W. L. Walker, Jesus and the Holy City: New Testament Perspectives on Jerusalem, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Winter, 1998
Review of John and Carol Garrard, The Bones of Berdichev: The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman; Jeffrey S. Gurock, American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective; Dvora Waysman, The Pomegranate Pendant, in Jewish Spectator, Summer, 1998, 63.1, 48-51
Review of Tina Rosenberg, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism; Charles T. Powers, In The Memory of the Forest; Neil J. Kressel, Mass Hate: The Global Rise of Genocide; Ingo Hasselbach, Fuhrer-Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi; Felix Zandman, Never The Last Journey, in Jewish Spectator Winter, 1998, 62.3, 48-51
Review of David A. Cooper, Renewing Your Soul, in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1997, 62.1, 51
Review of Moshe Davis, America and the Holy Land, and P[eter] W. L. Walker, ed., Jerusalem Past and Present in the Purposes of God, in Journal of Ecumenical Studies Fall, 1996, 33.4, 590-591
Review of Vicky Genia, Counseling and Psychotherapy of Religious Clients: A Developmental Approach in Review of Religious Research, March, 1996, 37.3, 270-271
Review of Larry Kushner and Kerry Olitzky, Sparks Beneath the Surface, in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1995, 60., 63
Review of David Blumenthal, Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest, in Jewish Spectator Spring 1995, 59.4, 59-60
Review of Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Not a Job For A Nice Jewish Boy, in Jewish Spectator Summer 1994, 59.1, 56
Review of Michael Gold, Does GOD Belong in the Bedroom?, in Jewish Spectator Spring 1994, 58.4, 61-62
Review of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, What is the Use of Jewish History?, in Jewish Spectator Fall 1993, 58.2, 59-60
Review of Jack Riemer and Nathaniel Stampfer, So Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them ("Touching the Future"), in Jewish Spectator, Winter 1992-1993, 57.3, 59-59
Reviews of Leon Klenicki, Editor, Toward a Theological Encounter; Max Dimont Appointment in Jerusalem; John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, in Jewish Spectator, Fall 1992, 57.2, 56-58
Review of Lena Romanoff with Lisa Holstein: Your People, My People: Finding Fulfillment as a Jew by Choice, in Jewish Spectator, Winter 1991-1992, 56.3, 50-51
Review of Jerold S. Auerbach, Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey from Torah to Constitution, in Jewish Spectator, Fall, 1991, 56.2, 50-52
Review of Nehama Tec: In the Lion's Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen, in Jewish Spectator, Spring 1991, 55.4, 54-56
Review of Michael A. Meyer, Ideas of Jewish History, in Jewish Spectator, Winter 1990-1991, 55.3, 52-54
Review of Hillel Goldberg, From Slobodka to Berlin: Jewish Transition Figures from Eastern Europe, in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1990, 55.1, 56-57

Before 1990

Review of C. Abramsky, et. al. The Jews of Poland, in Jewish Spectator, Fall 1989, 54.2, 57-59
Review of Carl Guinari and David Alverez, Editors, Religion and Society in the American West: Historical Essays (University Press of America), in The Journal of American History, (1988)
Review of Marek Halter, The Book of Abraham ("Endurance in the Diaspora,"), in Jewish Spectator, Fall 1986, 51.3, 50-51
Review of Chaim Potok, Davita's Harp ("Chaim Potok: Always the Same"), in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1985, 50.2, 53-54
Review of Bernard Malamud, The Stories of Bernard Malamud, ("On Malamud's Stories") in Jewish Spectator, Summer 1984, 49.2, 55-57
Review of Egon Meyer and Carl Shengold, Intermarriage and the Jewish Future: A National Study in Summary, in Common Ground, [London, England] 1979, No. 4, 23-24
Review of Marcia Seligson, The Eternal Bliss Machine, in Marriage Guidance, [London, England] November/December, 1974, 15.6, 238