About Daniel Bronstein

Rabbi Daniel Bronstein was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996 and presently serves as Congregational Scholar here at Beth Elohim.  Rabbi Bronstein has taught and lectured both in the synagogue and the academy, including at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he is completing his PhD in Jewish history.  Rabbi Bronstein has been published both in scholoarly and in popular formats, including the Forward, Jewcy, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis Journal, and socialaction.com.  He is the author of several study guides for the Union of Reform Judaism, and his work will be published in a multi-volume history of American Jewish culture this coming year.

Day 4: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 4: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 16, 2007

From: Arthur Waskow To: Daniel Bronstein Subject: We must learn to live with power Daniel, If I repeat myself, it’s because I feel unheard and caricatured. A new Judaic paradigm will not require us to abandon all elements of the … Read More

Day 3: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 3: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 15, 2007

From: Arthur Waskow To: Daniel Bronstein Subject: Anything can be cheapened Rabbinic Judaism is dead and needs earth lovingly placed upon its coffin. Only then can we turn toward a new kind of life. The depth of our grief frees … Read More

Day 2: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 2: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 13, 2007

From: Arthur Waskow To: Daniel Bronstein Subject: Speaking of false dichotomies… Dear Daniel, Since you’ve raised the danger of false dichotomies, let me point to an obvious one: mystical versus rational. Jewish Renewal sees the rational and mystical as intertwined. … Read More

Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 12, 2007

Here’s the rub: even as the Jewish Renewal (JR) movement makes a good deal of intellectual and moral sense to a portion of our generation—the politics, the egalitarianism, and so forth—on an emotional, visceral level, the whole scene can just … Read More