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Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices (6-Volume Set)

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  • Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff (editor)
  • Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (editor)
  • Louis E. Newman (editor)
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About the Book

This set includes all six volumes in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series.

They include: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: BodyJewish Choices, Jewish Voices: MoneyJewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Power; Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Sex and Intimacy, Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: War and National Security; and Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice.

This JPS ethics series deals with some of the most critical moral issues of our time. Each volume presents hypothetical cases on specific topics, followed by traditional and contemporary sources. Supplementing these are brief essays, written by contributors of various ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints to provoke lively thought and discussion. These voices from Jewish tradition and today’s Jewish community present us with new questions and perspectives, encouraging us to consider our own moral choices in a new light.

Praise

The emphasis on questions, not answers, makes the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series different from many other ethical works… an excellent resource for readers seeking to lead more ethical lives.
—The Reporter

Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices is a series of short books that are designed to engage the lay public in ethical issues that face people in the choices they make on a daily basis . . . they are quite accessible for the lay readers.

—The Jewish Press

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

Elliot N. Dorff, Rabbi (Jewish Theological Seminary), PhD (Columbia University), is rector and Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) in Los Angeles. Among the twelve books he has written are four award-winning books on Jewish ethics and law published by The Jewish Publication Society: Matters of Life and Death(1998) on Jewish medical ethics; To Do the Right and the Good (2002) on Jewish social ethics; Love Your Neighbor and Yourself on Jewish personal ethics; and For the Love of God and People: A Philosophy of Jewish Law (2007). He has also edited 10 books, including Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality(Oxford, 1995) and Contemporary Jewish Theology (Oxford, 1999), co-edited by Louis Newman, who also co-edited with Dorff the first three volumes of the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series. Since 1984, Rabbi Dorff has served on the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, and has served as its Chair since 2007. He has also served on several federal advisory commissions dealing with the ethics of health care, sexual responsibility, and research on human subjects. He is a member of the State of California’s Ethics Committee on embryonic stem cell research.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press, 2008), nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and editor ofThe Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (NYU Press, 2009) and Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal Press, 2001). With Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, she is the co-editor of three volumes in theJewish Choices, Jewish Voices series published by JPS: Sex and Intimacy; War and National Security; Social Justice (2010). She is also a contributing editor to Lilith and to the academic journal Women and Judaism and is on the editorial board of Jewschool.com. In 2010, Jewish Week recognized her as one of the “36 Under 36” (36 of the most influential Jewish leaders under the age of 36). Rabbi Ruttenberg received her Rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles and her B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son, serves as the Senior Jewish Educator at Tufts University and teaches and lectures nationwide.

Louis E. Newman

Louis E. Newman is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies and the director of Judaic Studies at Carleton College, and the author of Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics and An Introduction to Jewish Ethics, a college textbook.