Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, Conservative Judaism, 35.2 1982


This is my first published article. It was originally written for a class with Rabbi Neil Gillman at the Jewish Theological Seminary when I was in Rabbinical School. In this class Rabbi Gillman wanted each of us to write a personal theology in some form or another. I chose to recast Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles of Faith. I decided to write each of them with a commentary and an “editor’s note” as if written by a different person. Rabbi Gillman suggested that I try to have it published. I sent it to Conservative Judaism where Rabbi Harold Kushner was the editor at the time. The publication of this article began my career of writing theology.