Thursday, November 21st | 23 Heshvan 5780


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Rabbi Jeremy Rosen received his rabbinic ordination from Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He also studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, and went on to earn his PhD in philosophy. He has worked in the rabbinate, Jewish education, and academia for more than forty years, in Europe and the US. He currently lives in the USA, where he writes, teaches, lectures, and serves as rabbi of a small community in New York.

ARTICLES BY: Jeremy Rosen

November 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Is the Torah ‘True’?

“What is truth?” is the question that Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, asked 2,000 years ago. It's possibly the most famous question of all...

November 10, 2019 6:18 am

Remembering Maimonides

It is a well-known saying that, “From Moses to Moses, there was no one as great as Moses.” The second Moses the saying refers to...

November 3, 2019 5:52 am

Remembering the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 was the first recognition in 2,000 years that Jews had as much a right to a homeland of their own...

October 20, 2019 1:49 am

Why Do People Sin?

Next week, we will restart the annual Torah reading cycle, which always reminds me of sin -- Adam and Eve and all that. What an...

October 13, 2019 6:07 am

Sukkot Is a Call to Change the World

Every Jewish festival has several different levels of significance. There are always personal, national, agricultural, and universal themes. Rituals, laws, and customs exist to reinforce the...

October 6, 2019 6:08 am

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? There Is No Answer.

For thousands of years, we have been asking why God lets bad things happen to good people and good things happen to very bad ones....

September 29, 2019 2:56 pm

Rosh Hashanah: A Call to Remember

The occasion that we now call Rosh Hashanah is referred to in the Bible only as Zihron Teruah -- the Day of Remembering with Sound....

September 22, 2019 3:44 am

The Jews of Mashhad

History is going out of fashion. It is declining as a subject taught at universities. It is seen as irrelevant to the great surge of...

September 15, 2019 6:41 am

Judaism and Evolution

In a recent article, a Yale University computer science professor, David Gelernter, said that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has too many holes and is...

September 9, 2019 5:36 am

President Truman, George Marshall, and Israel

Some in American Jewry are split over whether Donald Trump is the most pro-Israel or pro-Jewish president in the history of the US. Before Trump,...

September 1, 2019 5:55 am

Adam Kirsch, the Hope of Jewish-American Literature

There are few contemporary Jewish writers in the US I am interested in meeting. They invariably use what Jewish religion they have to rebel against...

August 18, 2019 4:52 am

Religio-Fascism and the Israeli Right-Wing

I have often expressed my frustration with politics -- in particular, Israeli politics. I dislike dogma and extremism on both sides. This week, I am...

August 9, 2019 3:57 pm

Recounting the History of Yemeni Jews on Tisha B’Av

Ever since I first visited a Yemenite community in Israel way back in 1958, I have had a soft spot for Yemeni Jews -- for...

July 28, 2019 5:27 am

Rabbis Who Ban

People have every right to decide what they will read or listen to and what they will not. They also have the right to try...


How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...


New ADL Survey of Global Antisemitism Shows Widespread Agreement with Anti-...

About one in four Europeans polled harbor pernicious and pervasive attitudes toward Jews, according to a new global survey on...


Israel’s Political Deadlock Deepens, as Centrist Gantz Fails to Form ...

Israel moved closer toward holding its third election in less than a year on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main...

Middle East

Islamic State Exploited Turkey’s Syria Invasion, Drawdown of US Troop...

Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of US troops from the region, according to...

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