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Bob Gluck
Selected essays and publications on topics of Jewish interest.

On communal issues and Jewish learning

"The Reconstructionist Experience of LGBTQ Inclusion and the Ordination Struggle Among Progressive Orthodox Jews." eVolve, June 2019.

"Race and Our Jewish Family Narratives", Tikkun, "Other Voices," April 2019.

"Some Reflections on Reconstructionist Prayer," The Reconstructionist 66:2, Spring 2002.

"Remembering Ira Eisenstein", Reconstructionism Today, Winter 2001-2002.

"Intergeneration Arts Programming," Gesher v'Kesher, Winter 1996-1997.

"Clergy Corner" columns, Berkshire Record (quarterly column), 1993-1998.

"How Is Our Movement Different?: Living Out Our Ideals," Reconstructionism Today, Spring 1994.

"More Than a Service Center: The Synagogue As a Center For Service," Raayonot, Spring 1993.

"Appreciating Our Ability to Help," Raayonot, Autumn 1992.

Homosexuality and Judaism: The Reconstructionist Position (Editor), Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, January 1992-1993.

Homosexuality and Judaism: A Reconstructionist Workshop Series, (Editor and essayist), Reconstructionist Press, 1992.

Vehavienu L'shalom: Bring Us Together in Peace, A Guide to Organizing New Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot, Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot, 1992.

"The Promises of a Lifetime," Reconstructionist, Autumn 1990 (on AIDS).

"Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community," Reconstructionist, March 1989.

"Domestic Violence in Jewish Homes," nationally-syndicated op-ed column; appeared in (The Jewish Week (New York), The Exponent (Philadelphia) and numerous other Jewish newspapers, Winter 1988-1989.

"Perpetuating the Memory of Hershel Matt," Raayonot, Spring 1988.

"The Masks We Wear: Communal Responsibility and Domestic Violence," (nationally syndicated column, sponsored by the National Havurah Committee), March 1988.

"Jewish Men and Violence in the Home--Unlikely Companions?" A Mensch Among Men, Harry Brod, editor, Crossing Press, 1988.

"Baby M," Genesis 2, Summer 1987.

"Domestic Violence and Counseling of Batterers," Gesher, May 1987.

"Foolish Pride," (member of team of authors; nationally-promoted slide show script on dating violence), 1986.

"Ambivalence and Jewish Identity: Theory and Practice" (Master's thesis, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University), Summer 1984.


On Music of the Jewish People

"Mordecai Kaplan on Art, Artists, and Creativity." A paper delivered at the “Architect of the Jewish Future: A Conference on the Life, Work, and Legacy of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan.” At Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., March 2014.

"From "Enfant Terrible" to Elder Statesman: Conversation with Israeli composer Josef Tal (1910–2008)," Bob Gluck and Shlomo Dubnov, eContact!, 15.2, Summer 2013.

"Go Find Your Own Tricks! Interview with Israeli Composer Tzvi Avni," eContact!, 14:4, 2011. An earlier version was published in Array, International Computer Music Association quarterly journal, 2007-2008 (issue published in February 2009).

"Electronic Music in Israel", eContact! 11:4, December 2009.

“Across, Between, and Within Cultures”, Organized Sound 13:2, Cambridge University Press, July 2008.

"eShofar as a culturally specific live electronic performance system," Journal SEAMUS, Volume 19, 2006.

"Traditional Cultural Resources in Electro-acoustic Music," Living Music Journal, November 2006.

"Tzvi: Arts Electric Interviews Richard Teitelbaum," Arts Electric, March 20, 2005. About Teitelbaum's opera based on the life of Shabbetai Tzvi.

"Fifty Years of Electroacoustic Music in Israel", Organised Sound 10:2, Cambridge University Press, July 2005.

"Sounds of a Community: interactive installation as a populist performance model," Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Multimedia Performances Gallery, 2004.

"Sounds of a Community: An Interactive Installation," Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2004", International Computer Music Association.

"Layered Histories: the Wandering Bible of Marseilles," Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2004, New York: Association For Computer Machinery. C. B. Rubin and R. J. Gluck.

"Layered Histories: the Wandering Bible of Marseilles" (documentation of linear animation), SIGGRAPH 2004: Electronic Art and Animation Catalog, New York: Association For Computer Machinery. C. B. Rubin and R. J. Gluck.

"Expanding Our Musical Boundaries"Reconstructionism Today, Summer 1999.

"On the Composing of Stories Heard and Retold;", 1997.

"Jewish Music or Music of the Jewish People," The Reconstructionist 62:1, Spring-Fall 1997.

"Prayer and Singing" Worlds of Jewish Prayer: A Festrift For Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, New York: Jason Aronson, 1993.

"Arnold Schoenberg and the Quest for a Jewish Spiritual Identity" (Winner of the J. Walter Sokolov Prize, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1989).

"Opening Our Voices in Prayer,"Reconstructionist, June 1988 (On creative musical settings for Psalm texts).

"Instrumental Music in Jewish Culture and Tradition" (unpublished manuscript), 1988.

"The Sacred Bridge," Raayonot, Summer 1987 (On the nature of ancient Jewish music.)


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