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Half Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identification
(Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University, 2016)
Drawing on recent sociological studies, this article shows the complexity of Jewish identifications in the United States. It discusses five criteria for identifying who is a Jew: halakhah, Reform and Reconstructionist ...
What’s Reformed about Reform Judaism? Halakhah and Public Embodiment
(Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University, 2019)
This article proposes a twist to the traditional halakhah-centered story of what is different about Reform Judaism: I suggest that even though we might describe American Reform Judaism’s distinctiveness as its approach to ...