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An ancient ritual for the modern world


“Bringing Light in an Uncertain World,” in To Banish Darkness: Modern Reflections on Hanukkah, Menachem Creditor, Ed. (Independent Publisher, 2018).

 “Contraception: Values, Priorities and Preferences: What does Judaism have to Say?” (New York: Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, June 2010).

 “Creative Lifecycle Rituals,” in Contact, The Journal of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Winter 2010, (Vol. 12, No. 2), p. 14. (

“Mikveh and the Sanctity of Family Relations: An Introduction to the three teshuvot on Niddah,” (New York: Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, December 2006). (

“How Should the Laws of Family Purity be Observed in Our Times?” (New York: Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, 2007).

 “The Ordination of Women in Judaism,” in Forum: The Quarterly Journal of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, (Vol. XXVIII, No. 2). June 2004.

“Isaac’s Statesmanship,” (People of the Book column), Jerusalem Report, December 1, 2003, p. 27.

“Women and the Covenant,” Jewish Lights Spirituality Handbook, Stuart Mattlins Ed.  Jewish Lights, 2001.

“Five Stages toward Accepting Death as seen in the Midrash,” The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, (Vol. 68, No.6) November 2001.

“Moses Meets Kubler-Ross” in Journal of Pastoral Care, (Vol. 55, No. 3) Fall 2001.

“Parashat Nitzavim” in Women’s Torah Commentary, Elyse Goldstein Ed.  Jewish Lights, 2000.

Can Women Serve as Witnesses in Jewish Law?  M.A. thesis, Machon Schechter, 1998.

Voting Patterns of Russian Immigrants in Israel’s 1992 Elections.  BA Thesis, Widner Library, Harvard University, 1993.

The Quandary of Quebec: Separate Culture, Separate Nation?” in Harvard International Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter 1990/91).

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