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.



“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.



“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).