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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


April 23, 2018 10:08 am
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Change the Omer?

Pesach is over and normal services have resumed. But what is “normal”? We are now in a period called “the Omer.” It is a time of...

April 16, 2018 7:39 am
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Is the Bible Fact?

Well before Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologicus Politicus (1670), Christian thinkers and rational philosophers like Hobbes began to challenge the authorship and validity of the Bible. Questions arose...

April 3, 2018 12:49 pm
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Passover: Slaves or Pagans?

The Four Questions that are asked in the Haggadah act as an introduction to the ideas behind the festival of Passover. These questions were already...

March 25, 2018 10:36 am
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Orthodox Jews Must Allow and Support Secular Education

One of the biggest challenges that Judaism faces is the Haredi schism. On the one hand, the sect is the most dynamic, fastest growing, most passionately...

March 9, 2018 1:09 pm
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Why I Am a Liberal

I am proud to call myself a liberal. Despite the fact that the term has come to be associated with so many different positions on almost...

March 2, 2018 11:12 am
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Mahmoud Abbas and the False Palestinian Link to the Jebusites

Abu Mazen is at it again, claiming that Palestinians are descended from the Canaanite tribe of the Jebusites. These claims echo those made by Yasser...

February 25, 2018 12:07 pm
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How We Should Really Celebrate Purim

I believe that the core principles of all religions are virtually the same. They may have different ways of describing the ultimate power they call God, but...

February 19, 2018 2:12 pm
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Poland and Its Jews

Poland recently passed a law making it illegal and a criminal offense to claim that the Nazi death camps built during the Second World War on Polish territory...

February 7, 2018 3:38 pm
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The Ten Commandments

If one had to think of Judaism’s major contribution to the world, one might think of the Ten Commandments. Everyone seems to approve of them...

January 22, 2018 1:12 pm
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Islam and Jerusalem

Why is the Muslim world up in arms about Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel? After all, Jerusalem is made up of different areas -- just...

January 14, 2018 11:49 am
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Kosher Wine – and Following Tradition for Tradition’s Sake

Last year, there was not a single fatality on commercial airlines -- and there hasn’t been a fatality on a US commercial flight since 2009. But in 2016, road...

January 8, 2018 10:36 am
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Orthodox Jews and Art

Aesthetics plays an important part in the theological and philosophical tradition that started in Greece, and flowed right through the Christian intellectual world to the...

January 3, 2018 11:27 am
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No Need for Jews to Fear Visiting Churches Anymore

My Uncle Henry introduced me to Verdi’s Requiem as a teenager, and I have been hooked on church music ever since. Sure, I ignore the theology. I...

December 22, 2017 12:17 pm
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Can We Use ‘Fake News’ to Advance a Cause?

I like the Hebrew term for the Christian festival coming up this week: Hag Hamolad, Festival of the Birth. A virgin birth, quite unbelievable. It is an...

Features

Feeding Body and Soul: Terror Victims Get Servings of Food (and Hope)

JNS.org - Try spending $60,000 for chicken, $31,000 for wine, $15,800 for eggs, and...

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

Israel

Nine Teenagers Dead, One Missing in Southern Israel Flash Flood

At least nine teenage seminary students died after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, an ambulance service said. Military helicopters and search...

Middle East

Israeli UN Envoy Exposes Iranian Military Base Near Syrian Capital

In an address to the Security Council on Thursday, Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon revealed new information about Iran’s military activities in Syria. Presenting an aerial image of what he called...

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