REFORM JUDAISM


CONTENTS
Summer 1996
FEATURES

Who Are the Authentic Jews? by Simeon Maslin
The president of the Reform rabbinate asserts the primacy of progressive Judaism over orthodoxy.

Gays and Lesbians Under the Chupah by Beth M. Gilbert
A growing number of same-sex Jewish couples are choosing to affirm their relationship with a commitment ceremony in the synagogue.

Zimmerman's Vision: A Seminary with Soul
The new president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion recalls his roots and shares his hopes for the Reform seminary and movement.

FOCUS ON: Medicine & Faith

The Lost Art of Healing by Bernard Lown
Doctors need to reassert medicine's ancient sacred compact with their patients.

Maimonides on Medicine by David L. Freeman
Eat right, reduce stress, and choose your physician carefully. Maintaining your health is a religious duty.

My Cancer and God by Roland B. Gittelsohn
"More starkly than ever before, I confronted my own mortality."

My Bat Mitzvah Miracle by Barbara Levine
"Sometimes when we pray for a miracle, we don't get what we want, but we do get what we need."

Overcoming Our Pain: The Life Lessons of Dr. Bernie Siegel
The best-selling author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles talks about his personal awakening and how all of us can prevail over disease.

DEPARTMENTS

Dear Reader/A. Schindler
Letters
UAHC & You/N. Salkin
Books/S. Schnur
Books/I. Levine
Jewish Thought/E. Borowitz
Responsa/M. Washofsky
Spotlight/B. Gilbert & E. Grotta
Moments & Milestones/B. Eisenpreis
Opinion/W. Blank

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