• ARTICLES

    2019

    “Three Faces of Eve: What Went Wrong?” Biblical Theology Bulletin, 49:4, 187-197. 

     

    “Jubilees: Rewriting Rebecca's Reputation" Jewish Bible Quarterly 47:3, 189-197.

     

    “Rebekah Redux: The View from Jubilees” Biblical Theology Bulletin 49:2, 71-81.

     

    “Manoah’s Wife in Late Second Temple Wisdom Literature" Jewish Bible Quarterly 47:2, 103-112.

    2018

    "Esther: Subverting the 'Capable Wife'" in Biblical Theology Bulletin 48:4 , 171-179.
     

    "Remembering Jocheved" CCAR Journal The Reform Jewish Quarterly 65:3, 75-91.

     

    "Did Pharaoh's Daughter Name Moses? In Hebrew?" TheTorah.Com Parashat Shmot 5/6 January.

     

    "Abraham, The Years of Frustration: Genesis 13-14 and 15 as a Literary Unit" Biblical Theology Bulletin, 48:1, 3-9.

    2017

    "Biblical Studies in Women in Judaism [WIJ]: The First Twenty Years" Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal 14:2.

     

    "Viewing Yokheved (Jochebed)" Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal 14: 1.
     
    "Ezekiel -- Shame and Blame" (with Moshe Reiss, z"l) CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Spring, 65:2, 74-85.
     
    "Judaism's First Converts: A Pagan Priest and a Prostitute" in TheTorah.Com, Parashat Yitro, 18/19 February (with Moshe Reiss, z"l).

    2016

    "Cold Case: Restoring Rebekah, Intrigue in Genesis 27" The Asbury Journal 71: 2, 115-124.

     
    "Isaac: Sowing in Joyous Laughter, Reaping in Tears" Biblical Theology Bulletin 46:4, 172-176.
     
    "Ezekiel as Misogynist" (with Moshe Reiss, z"l) Biblical Theology Bulletin 46:4 , 186-190.
     
    "David's Wives: Love, Power, and Lust" (with Moshe Reiss z"l) Biblical Theology Bulletin 46:2, 70-78.

    2015

    "Subverting Sexuality: Manly Women; Womanly Men in Judges 4-5," [with Moshe Reiss) Biblical Theology Bulletin 45:1, 32-37.

     

    "Choosing Jacob: the Coded Language of Genesis 27" Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 29:2, 233-240.

     

    "Postbiblical R&B: Reuben's Rhythms and Bilhah's Blues" (with Moshe Reiss) CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly 62:4, 99-108.

     

    "They Did Not 'Pass,' They Died". CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly, 62:2, 27-31.

     

    "Righting and Rewriting Genesis 38: Tamar and Judah in the Pseudepigrapha" (with Moshe Reiss), Biblical Theology Bulletin 45:4, 195-201.

     

    "'Of Mice and Men,' 'Idiots First,' and Genesis 22," CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly 62:1, 111-123.

     

    "The Ages of the Patriarchs/Matriarch: A Preliminary Study" Jewish Bible Quarterly 43:1, 49-53.

    2014

    "Chronicles' Levitical Covenant," (with Moshe Reiss), Jewish Bible Quarterly, 42:4, 229-237.

     

    "Downplaying the Davidic Dynasty" (with Moshe Reiss), Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:2, 185-192.

     

    "Co-opting the Secondary Matriarchs: Bilhah, Zilpah, Tamar, and Aseneth," [with Moshe Reiss] Biblical Interpretation 22:3, 307-324

     

    "The Importance of Being Esther: Rabbis, Canonicity, Problems and Possibilities," European Judaism, 14:1, 102-108.

    2013

    "Fury Meets and Greets Sabbath's Theater; Salman Rushdie's Homage to Philip Roth" Philip Roth Studies 9:2, 85-90.

    "Chronicles as Revisionist Religious History" (with Moshe Reiss),The Asbury Journal 68:2, 120-133.
     

    "Throwaway Women: Ruth as Response" CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly 60:4, 185-96.
     

    "The Prophet Micaiah in Kings and Chronicles" Jewish Bible Quarterly 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) Healing Ministry, 19:1, 38-40.
     

    "Esther, Exodus, Purim, and Passover" CCAR Journal/The Reform Jewish Quarterly 60:2, 24-28.
     

    "Elijah and Elisha: Part II: Similarities and Differences" Jewish Bible Quarterly 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", 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), 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", Jewish Bible Quarterly, October-December, 2012, 40.4, 225-230.
     

    “Isaac: A Life of Bitter Laugher", Jewish Bible Quarterly, April-June, 2012, 40.2, 105-110.

    2011

    “Madam Potiphar’s Boy Toy: No Laughing Matter”, 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," Jewish Bible Quarterly, January-March 2011, 39.1, 46-58.

    2010

    "Seeing and Hearing: The Interrelated Lives of Sarah and Hagar," Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Spring 2010, 7:1, 1-14.
     

    “Isaac Betrayed and Triumphant,” 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), Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Winter 2009, 6:2, 1-18.
     

    "Studying Bible with Seniors: Long Term Education Possibilities," 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," Healing Ministry, 16.1, 2009, 5-7.

    2008

    "Why am I a Jewish Chaplain?," 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," Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 27, 2008, 40-48.
     

    "Sacred Synchronicity: Israel at Sixty" (with Bonita E Taylor), 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.
     

    "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.
     

    "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", 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, 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," Journal of Religion and Abuse, 2005, 7.2, 77-89.
     

    "Only by their name shall you know them," Healing Ministry, 12.1, Winter 2005, 10-11.

     

    "The Riddle of Psalm 49", Jewish Bible Quarterly, July-September, 2005, 33.3, 143-152
     

    "Ritual for Cleansing After Hearing Gossip," Ministry, January 2005, 77.1, 30.
     

    "Family of Resident's Support Group: Living with Loss, Dealing with Denial," 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," Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 23, 2004, 135-144.
     

    "A Still Stranger Stratagem: Revisiting Genesis 27," Conservative Judaism, Winter, 2004, 56.2, 21-31.
     

    "'Bless Me': An Opportunity Missed?," Ministry, March 2004, 76.3, 26-27, 29.

    2003

    "You lift us up," Healing Ministry, Winter 2003, 10.1, 43-44.
     

    "Blended Families: Sarah, Hagar, and All That . . . ," 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), 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," Healing Ministry, Fall 2002, 9.4, 59-62.
     

    "Family of Resident's Support Group: Sharing Disappointments and Coping With Anger," 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," Annals of Long-Term Care, May 2002, 10.5, 36-40

    2001

    "When Do the Best Rest - and Why? A Work in Progress", Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Fall, 2001, 78.1, 56-59.

     

    "Blended Families: Sympathizing With Sarah," Midstream, July-August, 2001, 47.5, 17-18.
     

    "Through a Different Lens: American Jewish Women Writers" (with Bonita E Taylor), Jewish Spectator Review of Books, Spring 2001.
        

    "Answering 'Why Me, Why Now?' Empowering the Elderly Through Response-Ability," 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), Jewish Spectator, Winter 2001, 65.3, 29-39.
     

    1990 - 2000

    "When I'm Sixty-Four", Midstream, September-October, 2000, 46.6, 18-19.
     

    "Transcending Transitions: Jacob/Israel and How We Deal With Our New 'Names,'" 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," The Jewish Chaplain [NAJC Journal], Spring 1999, 4.1, 22-23.
     

    "Jacob's Theft of Esau's Blessing," Midstream, January, 1999, 45.1, 15-17.
     

    "Responsibility and Response-ability: No Small Gift," Journal of Pastoral Care, Winter, 1998, 52.2, 403-405.
     

    "World Jewry's New Zionism," Jewish Spectator, Spring, 1998, 62.4, 37-39.
     

    "Why Would You Ask My Name?," The Jewish Chaplain [NAJC Journal], Spring, 1998, 3.1, 20-21.
     

    "Here and Now" (with Glenn and Jeanne Gillette), Jewish Spectator, Fall 1996, 61/2. 43-49.
     

    "The Marvels of Midrash: Jonah as Defender of the Jews," Midstream, August/September 1996, 32.6, 5-6.
     

    "Jewish 'Continuity' and the 'Ever-Dying' Jews," Jewish Spectator, Summer, 1996, 61.1, 21-24.
     

    "Shameful Secrets: Jews in American Prisons," 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), Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Spring 1995, 32.2, 227-256.
     

    "Jews in American Prisons," 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," 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," Conservative Judaism Summer 1993, 45.4, 66-75.
     

    "Midrash and Modern American Jewish Literature", Studies in American Jewish Literature, Spring 1992, 11.1, 7-21.
     

    "Religion, Freedom and Oppression: A Jewish Response," "Religion, Freedom and Oppression," Papers presented to the 1991 Interfaith Conference, University of Denver, 1991, 35-45.
     

    "Jesus and Jeremiah in the Matthean Tradition," 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," Reconstructionist, July August, 1986, 51.8, 18-23.
     

    "Malamud's Novels and Short Stories," Jewish Spectator, Summer 1986, 51.2, 39-41.
     

    "A Pesach Quartet: Jacob, Rachel, Elijah and Bernard Malamud," The Jewish Quarterly, London, England, 1986, 33. 1, 40-41.
     

    "Strangers, Angels and Redemption: Jewish/Christian Images in Two Malamud Stories," Conservative Judaism, Spring, 1984, 37.3, 43-50.
     

    "Mixed Marrieds Discussion Group," 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," 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, The Jewish Quarterly Review [England], Spring 1979, 27. 1, 27-30.