Project of IISHJ


A Word from the Rabbi. Farmington Hills, MI: Birmingham Temple, 1966.

Sabbath Services. Farmington Hills, MI: Birmingham Temple, n.d.

Meditation Services for Humanistic Judaism. Farmington Hills, MI: Birmingham Temple and Society for Humanistic Judaism, 1976.

Humanistic Judaism. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1978.

High Holidays for Humanists. Farmington Hills, MI: Birmingham Temple and Society for Humanistic Judaism, 1979.

Celebration: A Ceremonial and Philosophic Guide for Humanists and Humanistic Jews. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1988.

The Pursuit of Happiness. Birmingham, MI: Center for New Thinking, 1989.

Judaism Beyond God. Hoboken, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, 1995. Published in Russian as Norvey Put ov Yudaism (A New Way of Judaism; Moscow: Association of Humanistic Judaism, 1998).

Staying Sane in a Crazy World: A Guide to Rational Living. Birmingham, MI: Center for New Thinking, 1995. Published in Spanish as Como Mantener La Cordura En Un Mudo Loco (Birmingham, MI: Center for New Thinking, 2000).

A Provocative People: A Secular History of the Jews (posthumous). Farmington Hills, MI: IISHJ and Milan Press, 2012.

Contributions To Books

“Humanistic Judaism and the ‘God is Dead’ Theology.” In The Ghetto and Beyond. New York: Random House, 1969.

“Jewish Humanism.” In The Book Your Church Doesn’t Want You to Read. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1993.

Foreword and preface to Judaism in a Secular Age: An Anthology to Secular Humanistic Jewish Thought. Hoboken, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, 1995.

“Perspectives on the 21st Century.” In The Unaffiliated Jew – Colloquium ’95. Farmington Hills, MI: IISHJ and the Milan Press, 1997.

“The Humanistic Alternative.” In Beyond Tradition: The Struggle for a New Jewish Identity – Colloquium ’99. Farmington Hills, MI: IISHJ and the Milan Press, 2001.

“Now What Do We Do?” In Secular Spirituality: Passionate Search for a Rational Judaism – Colloquium ’01. Farmington Hills, MI: IISHJ and the Milan Press, 2003.

Selected Articles

“What Is a Jew?” The Humanist (July/August 1970).

“Bar and Bat Mitzvah, The Humanistic Way”; “A Mitzvah Service.” Humanistic Judaism 10, no. 4 (winter 1983).

“Anti-Semitism and Jewish Humanism”; “Why Jewish Humanism,” with Rami Shapiro. Humanistic Judaism 11, no. 1 (spring 1983).

“Symposium: The Torah: Its Place in Humanistic Judaism.” Humanistic Judaism 11, no. 2 (summer 1983).

“Hanukka: How It Happened”; “National Liberation: The Hanukka Question”; “Celebrations: Hanukka Services for Home”; “The Hanukka Bandit,” with Marilyn Rowens. Humanistic Judaism 11, no. 3 (autumn 1983).

“The New Egalitarianism and the Death of Deference.” Humanistic Judaism 12, no. 3 (autumn 1984).

“Anti-Semitism—A Force for Jewish Survival.” Humanistic Judaism 13, no. 1 (spring 1985).

“Judaism Beyond God: Excerpt: Jewish Identity”; “The Meaning of Jewish His-tory”; “Jewish History—Our Humanist Perspective.” Humanistic Judaism 13, no. 3 (autumn 1985).

“A Secular Yeshiva.” Humanistic Judaism 13, no. 4 (winter 1985).

“Secular Humanistic Judaism—Continuation of Jewish Civilization.” Secular Humanistic Judaism (Jerusalem, IISHJ) no. 1 (February 1986).

“A Short Humanistic History of the High Holidays.” Humanistic Judaism 14, no. 2 (summer 1986).

“Reason and Emotion”; “Celebrations: Reason and Emotion.” Humanistic Judaism 14, no. 3 (autumn 1986).

“Building Communities for the New American Jew”; “Atheism in the Soviet Union.” Humanistic Judaism 14 and 15, nos. 4 and 1 (winter 1986/spring 1987).

“Afterthoughts: Four Humanist Leaders Appraise Soviet Atheism.” The Humanist (January/February 1987).

“Jewish Identity in the Contemporary World.” Humanistic Judaism 15, no. 2 (spring 1987).

“Marriage and Humanistic Judaism.” Humanistic Judaism 15, no. 3 (summer 1987).

“Jewish Identity in the World Today.” Secular Humanistic Judaism (Jerusalem, IISHJ) no. 2 (August 1987).

“Humanistic Judaism and Tradition.” Humanistic Judaism 15, no. 4 (autumn 1987).

“Circumcision.” Humanistic Judaism 16, no. 3 (summer 1988).

“The Birmingham Temple’s First Quarter-Century”; “Who Is a Jew?”; “Celebra-tions: We Believe.” Humanistic Judaism 16, no. 4 (autumn 1988).

“Fundamental Issues.” Humanistic Judaism 17, no. 2 (spring 1989).

“Cremation”; “Remembering the Dead.” Humanistic Judaism 17, no. 3 (summer 1989).

“Intermarriage.” Humanistic Judaism 18, no. 1 (winter 1990).

“The Spiritual Dimension”; “Latin America, Moscow, Israel”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 18, no. 2 (spring 1990).

“A Humanistic View of Sukkot”; “Our Dietary Laws.” Humanistic Judaism 18, no. 3 (summer 1990).

“Humanistic Judaism Makes a Difference”; “Exploring Humanistic Judaism for Old-Timers.” Humanistic Judaism 18, no. 4 (autumn 1990).

“Secular Humanistic Jewish Ideology: Addressing the Needs of the Future.” Humanistic Judaism 19, no. 1 (winter 1991).

“The Use and Abuse of the Holocaust”; “Remembrance Day.” Humanistic Judaism 19, no. 2 (spring 1991).

“What Could Be More Humanistic Than Jewish Humor”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 19, no. 3 (summer 1991).

“Purim”; “A Purim Adult Service”; “A Purim Youth Service.” Humanistic Judaism 20, no. 1 (winter 1992).

“Professional Leaders: Why and How.” Humanistic Judaism 20, no. 2 (spring 1992).

“The Return to Tradition”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 20, no. 3 (summer 1992).

“The Rational Life.” Humanistic Judaism 20, no. 4 (autumn 1992).

“Tu Bi-Shevat, Earth Day, and Environmentalism.” Humanistic Judaism 21, no. 1 (winter 1993).

“Being a Secular Humanistic Jew in the Diaspora”; “What Makes Humanistic Judaism Jewish?”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 21, no. 2 (spring 1993).

“Demystifying Family Values”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 22, no. 1 (winter 1994).

“The Significance of Shabbat, Past and Present”; “Secular Humanistic Judaism: A Shabbat Service.” Humanistic Judaism 22, no. 2 (spring 1994).

“Studying Jewish History”; “Responsa.” Humanistic Judaism 22, nos. 3–4 (sum-mer/autumn 1994).

“The Outlook for Peace in the Middle East”; “A Gamble That Paid Off.” Humanistic Judaism 23, no. 1 (winter 1995).

“The Blue Dress,” with Marilyn Rowens; “Rethinking Shavuot”; “A Shavuot Youth Service”; “A Shavuot Service.” Humanistic Judaism 23, no. 2 (spring 1995).

“Confronting the Religious Right”; “Palestine and Jordan.” Humanistic Judaism 23, nos. 3–4 (summer/autumn 1995).

“Ten Humanistic Disciplines”; “The Unaffiliated Jew.” Humanistic Judaism 24, nos. 1–2 (winter/spring 1996).

“Israel after the Election.” Humanistic Judaism 24, no. 3 (summer 1996).

“Assisted Suicide: Ethical Issues.” Humanistic Judaism 24, no. 4 (autumn 1996).

“Our French Heritage”; “The Lesson of Evita”; “Homosexuality: A Challenge to Traditional Morality.” Humanistic Judaism 25, nos. 1–2 (winter/spring 1997).

“New Ethnic Realities and the Jewish Future.” Humanistic Judaism 25, no. 3 (summer 1997).

“Women and Humanistic Judaism.” Humanistic Judaism 25 and 26, nos. 4 and 1 (autumn 1997/winter 1998).

“After the Colloquium”; “The Irony of Jewish Survival.” Humanistic Judaism 26, no. 2 (spring 1998).

“Israel: How It Has Changed.” Humanistic Judaism 26, no. 3 (summer 1998).

“Meeting the Challenge of Renewal.” Humanistic Judaism 26, no. 4 (autumn 1998).

“The Continuing Symposium on Humanist Manifesto II.” The Humanist (November/December 1998).

“Bar and Bat Mitsva, the Humanistic Way”; “Marriage and Humanistic Judaism”; “Intermarriage”; “Cremation”; “A Sample Funeral or Memorial Service”; “Remembering the Dead.” Humanistic Judaism 27, nos. 1–2 (win-ter/spring 1999).

“The Future of Israel.” Humanistic Judaism 27, no. 3 (summer 1999).

“The Millennium: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.” Humanistic Judaism 27, no. 4 (autumn 1999).

“An Introduction”; “Beyond Tradition: The Humanistic Alternative.” Humanistic Judaism 28, nos. 1–2 (winter/spring 2000).

“Evolution Is Our Story”; “Tribute to Daniel Friedman,” with Louis Altman. Humanistic Judaism 28, no. 3 (summer 2000).

“Going Mainstream: The Fifth Branch”; “The Mideast Crisis: Humanistic Jews Respond,” with D. Oler, T. Kolton, G. Feldman; “The U.S. Election: Our Rabbis Comment,” with D. Oler. Humanistic Judaism 28 and 29, nos. 4 and 1 (autumn 2000/winter 2001).

“A Ninefold Path for Humanistic Jews.” Humanistic Judaism 29, no. 4 (autumn 2001).

“Going Mainstream: The Fifth Branch.” Contemplate no. 1 (autumn 2001).

“Two Kinds of Religion.” Humanistic Judaism 30, no. 1 (winter 2002).

“Spirituality As Empowerment.” Humanistic Judaism 30, nos. 2–3 (spring/summer 2002).

“Jews and Arabs.” Humanistic Judaism 30, no. 4 (autumn 2002).

“Arabs and Jews.” The Humanist (September/October 2002).

“Nove ‘Piste’ Per Gli Ebrei Laici.” Keshet (Milan, Italy) 1, nos. 4–5 (November/ December 2002).

Note on sources: The Jewish Humanist  was the monthly newsletter of The Birmingham Temple. The periodical Humanistic Judaism was the quarterly journal of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. The Center for New Thinking was Wine’s adult learning program beyond Humanistic Judaism. Selections from Wine’s books are appropriately cited.
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