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Dorff, Elliot N.

Overview
Works: 78 works in 275 publications in 1 language and 17,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: BJ1285, 296.36
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Most widely held works by Elliot N Dorff
Contemporary Jewish ethics and morality : a reader( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography: p.467-468
Matters of life and death : a Jewish approach to modern medical ethics by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses modern medical ethical dilemmas from a specifically conservative Jewish point of view. The author includes issues such as artificial insemination, genetic engineering, cloning, surrogate motherhood, and birth control, as well as living wills, hospice care, euthanasia, organ donation, and autopsy
Contemporary Jewish theology : a reader( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface<br>Acknowledgments<br>I. Introduction <br>1. An Incessantly Gushing Fountain: The Nature of Jewish Theology, Byron Sherwin<br>II. Classical Theologians in the Twentieth Century: Approaches to God <br>2. Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Judaism, Hermann Cohen<br>3. The Star of Redemption, Franz Rosenzweig<br>4. I and Thou<br>5. A Thirst for the Living God; and The Pangs of Cleansing, Abraham Isaac Kook<br>6. God as the Power that Makes for Salvation, Mordecai Kaplan<br>7. God in Search of Men, Abraham Joshua Heschel<br>III. Contemporary Reflections on Traditional Themes <br>A. God <br>8. Belief in a Personal God: The Position of Liberal Supernaturalism, Louis Jacobs<br>9. In Search of God, Elliot N. Dorff<br>10. From God to Godliness: Proposal for a Predicate Theology, Harold M. Schulweis<br>11. Toward a Feminist Jewish Reconstruction of Monotheism; and Further Thoughts on Liturgy as an Expression of Theology, Marcia Falk<br>12. Jewish Feminist Theology, Ellen M. Umansky<br>B. Creation <br>13. The Wings of the Dove: Jewish Values, Science, and Halachah, David W. Weiss<br>14. Seek My Face, Speak My Name, Arthur Green<br>C. Revelation <br>15. Revelation in the Jewish Tradition, Emanuel Levinas<br>16. Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, Neil Gillman<br>D. Redemption <br>17. The Natural and the Supernatural Jew, Arthur A. Cohen<br>18. On Jewish Eschatology, Steven Schwarzschild<br>E. Covenant/Chosenness <br>19. Renewing the Covenant, Eugene Borowitz<br>20. The Election of Israel, David Novak<br>21. The Body of Faith, Michael Wyschogrod<br>22. Standing Again at Sinai, Judith Plaskow<br>23. A Jewish Theology of Jewish Relations to Other Peoples, Elliot N. Dorff<br>F. Law <br>24. Halakhic Man, Joseph Soloveitchik<br>25. Some Criteria for Modern Jewish Observance, Jakob J. Petuchowski<br>26. Dynamics of Judaism, Robert Gordis<br>27. Engendering Judaism, Rachel Adler<br>IV. Two Pivotal Experiences in the Twentieth Century <br>A. The Holocaust <br>28. Faith after the Holocaust, Eliezer Berkovits<br>29. After Auschwitz, Richard Rubenstein<br>30. The Jewish Return into History; and To Mend the World, Emil Fackenheim<br>31. Cloud of Smoke, Pillar of Fire: Judaism, Christianity, and Modernity after the Holocaust, Irving Greenberg<br>B. The State of Israel <br>32. Exile as a Neurotic Solution, A.B. Yehoshua<br>33. The Third Jewish Commonwealth, David Hartman<br>34. The Religious and Moral Significance of the Redemption of Israel. Yeshayahu Leibowitz<br>35. Beyond Innocence and Redemption, Marc Ellis<br>V. Looking Toward the Future of Jewish Thought: A Symposium <br>36. New Directions in Jewish Theology in America, Arthur Green<br>37. Another Perspective on Theological Directions for the Jewish Future, Rebecca T. Alpert<br>38. The Nature and Direction of Modern Jewish Theology: Some Thoughts Occasioned by Arthur Green, David Ellenson<br>39. B’nei Ezra: An Introduction to Textual Reasoning, Peter Ochs<br>Suggestions for Further Reading<br>Biographical Sketches<br><br>
A living tree : the roots and growth of Jewish law by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To do the right and the good : a Jewish approach to modern social ethics by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbi Dorff focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as poverty, war, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness. In addition, he discusses Jewish social ethics as they both relate to and contrast with Christian and American belief systems in modern society. Dorff argues that Jewish sources, when properly placed within the framework of the realities of our own times, can provide important guidance for Jews on how to act in their daily lives
The way into Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love your neighbor and yourself : a Jewish approach to modern personal ethics by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford handbook of Jewish ethics and morality by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers a collection of original essays by leading scholars from around the world. The first section of the volume describes the history of the Jewish tradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The second part includes chapters on specific fields in ethics, including the ethics of medicine, business, sex, speech, politics, war, and the environment. For thousands of years the Jewish tradition has been a source of moral guidance, for Jews and non-Jews alike. As the essays in this volume show, the theologians and practitioners of Judaism have a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in an open, argumentative mode that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of a question. The Jewish tradition also offers guidance for moral conduct in both children and adults, and how to motivate people to do the right thing despite weakness and temptation. The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality offers a collection of original essays addressing these topics-historical and contemporary, as well as philosophical and practical-by leading scholars from around the world. The first section of the volume describes the history of the Jewish tradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The second part includes chapters on specific fields in ethics, including the ethics of medicine, business, sex, speech, politics, war, and the environment
For the love of God and people : a philosophy of Jewish law by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing the topic down to earth -- The body of Jewish law : how Jewish law resembles other legal systems -- The covenantal soul of Jewish law : how Jewish law is unique -- Motivations to live by Jewish law -- Continuity and change in Jewish law -- The relationship of Jewish law to morality and theology -- Jewish law and custom -- Comparisons to the right and the left -- Sample applications of my theory of Jewish law to specific cases
Jewish choices, Jewish voices by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jews and genes : the genetic future in contemporary Jewish thought by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the science of stem cell research / Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth -- Applying Jewish law to stem cell research / Elliot N. Dorff -- Divine representations and the value of embryos : god's image, god's name, and the status of human nonpersons / Noam J. Zohar -- "Like water" : using Genesis to formulate an alternative Jewish position on the beginning of life / Yosef Leibowitz -- Reasonable magic : stem cell research and forbidden knowledge / Laurie Zoloth -- Summary of the science of genetic mapping and identity / Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth -- Folk taxonomy, prejudice, and the human genome / Judith S. Neulander -- What is a Jew? The meaning of genetic disease for Jewish identity / Rebecca Alpert -- Yearning for the long-lost home : the lemba and the Jewish narrative of genetic return / Laurie Zoloth -- Summary of the science of genetic testing / Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth -- Genetic testing in the Jewish community / Paul Root Wolpe -- Jewish genetic decision making and an ethic of care / Toby l. Schonfeld -- Summary of the science of genetic intervention / Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth -- Some Jewish thoughts on genetic enhancement / Shimon Glick -- Curing disease and enhancing traits : a philosophical (and Jewish) perspective / Ronald M. Green -- Genetic enhancement and the image of god / Aaron l. Mackler -- "Blessed is the one who is good and who brings forth goodness" : a Jewish theological response to the ethical challenges of new genetic technologies / Louis E. Newman -- Jewish reflections on genetic enhancement / Jeffrey H. Burack -- Mending the code / Robert Gibbs -- Religious traditions in a postreligious world : does halakhah have insights for nonbelievers? / John Lantos -- How the unconscious shapes modern genomic science / Robert pollack -- To fix the world : Jewish convictions affecting social issues / Elliot N. Dorff
Jewish choices, Jewish voices by Louis E Newman( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish choices, Jewish voices by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of power can affect people on political, social, and deeply personal levels. This newest volume in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series examines these dynamics and asks readers to consider some difficult moral issues: How do we avoid the temptation to use power chiefly for our own advantage? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Government treat citizens?
Jewish choices, Jewish voices by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish choices, Jewish voices by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each book in this series on Jewish ethics takes a hard look at important and controversial issues of our time. Each volume presents traditional and modern sources on specific topics, followed by hypothetical cases and study questions to provoke discussion. Supplementing these are brief essays
War and national security( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it morally acceptable to use surveillance and profiling to protect national security? Should war only be used in self-defense? Is torture in times of war morally acceptable? Contributors include scholar Noam Chomsky, Lt. Col. Seth Milstein, and political philosopher Michael Walzer. Each volume in this series 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
Elliot N. Dorff : in search of the good life by Elliot N Dorff( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, the Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Rector of American Jewish University in Los Angeles, is one of today's leading Jewish ethicists. Writing extensively on the intersection of law, morality, science, religion, and medicine, Dorff offers an authoritative and non-Orthodox interpretation of Jewish law. As a leader in the Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, he has shaped the religious practices of Conservative Jews. In serving on national advisory committees and task forces, he has helped to articulate a distinctive Jewish voice on contested bioethical and biomedical issues. An analytic philosopher by training, Dorff has endorsed pluralism, arguing that Jewishness best flourishes in the context of American pluralism, and he has worked closely with non-Jews to advance religious pluralism in America"--
Jewish choices, Jewish voices( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Love of God and People : For the Love of God and People by Elliot N Dorff( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is obviously the most significant book of the year for Conservative Jews. But, going further, I think it is a must-read for any Jew who takes his/her relationship to Jewish law seriously."--Jewish Herald-Voice; "This book is a serious attempt by a serious scholar to address contemporary issues facing Conservative Jews."--Jewish Book World Every generation of Jews in every denomination of Judaism finds itself facing complex legal questions. The status of same-sex unions and the plight of the agunah (a woman who cannot obtain a divorce), are just two of a my
 
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Contemporary Jewish ethics and morality : a reader
Alternative Names
אליוט דורף

エリオット・ドーフ

艾略特·N·多爾夫

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Matters of life and death : a Jewish approach to modern medical ethicsContemporary Jewish theology : a readerA living tree : the roots and growth of Jewish lawTo do the right and the good : a Jewish approach to modern social ethicsThe way into Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)Love your neighbor and yourself : a Jewish approach to modern personal ethicsFor the love of God and people : a philosophy of Jewish lawJewish choices, Jewish voices