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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


January 13, 2017 7:13 am
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Too Much Empathy Can Be a Bad Thing

Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale University, has just published a book entitled Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. The book raises some excellent...

January 6, 2017 7:14 am
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Being Poor in Jerusalem: Pre-1967 Memories

After I graduated from Cambridge University, I went to study at Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. The yeshiva was located in a small industrial quarter, sandwiched between Meah...

January 2, 2017 7:00 am
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The Disgrace of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334

President Obama’s groundbreaking abstention on a UN resolution refusing to accept any change to Israel's 1949 armistice lines -- and John Kerry’s one-sided rant against Israel -- have...

December 26, 2016 7:27 am
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Reflections on Hanukkah and Miracles

Why do miracles happen sometimes and not others? Is it because we deserve them? Many rabbis like to claim that when bad things happen, it is...

December 19, 2016 7:00 am
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Life After Birkenau

The Jewish community of Antwerp, Belgium is unique in that it is the most predominantly Orthodox, Hasidic and Yiddish-speaking community in Europe. It is also...

December 9, 2016 2:55 am
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How Studying the Torah Can Create Jobs

There has been a lot of debate in the US and elsewhere about jobs, or rather the loss of them and what to do about...

December 5, 2016 6:59 am
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The Unyielding Orthodoxy of Anglo-Jewry

I want to tell you a story of Chelm (the mythical community of Jewish fools) that is, in fact, true. True of Anglo-Jewish establishment Orthodoxy. I...

November 28, 2016 6:05 am
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The Messy Process of Democracy

All complex societies are fragmented. Democracies particularly so. Dictatorships and autocracies act as if they are not. They try to suppress dissenters, which they can...

November 21, 2016 8:05 am
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Yes, She Is My Sister

The fundamentalist position on the Bible -- Jewish and Christian -- is that every word comes directly from God on Sinai 3,300 years ago. The “critical” or the skeptical...

November 14, 2016 4:20 am
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Kaparot Is Not Protected by Religious Freedom

Several recent legal decisions in the US now prevent the Jewish custom of taking chickens and swinging them above one’s head before killing them on Yom...

November 4, 2016 3:48 am
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Jews, Moderation and Wine

When Noah comes out of the ark, the first thing he does (after thanking God) is plant a vineyard, and then make wine. But then...

October 31, 2016 6:29 am
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Even the Torah Warns Against the ‘One Percent’

The following passage is from the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis: And the sons of the gods saw the daughters of humans that they were...

October 21, 2016 7:52 am
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Rigid Orthodoxy Is Destroying Religion

I've always thought it was important to read opinions that conflict with mine, either to confirm my position or perhaps force me to reconsider it. A...

October 16, 2016 6:32 am
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Rain and Sukkot

Between the two World Wars in Eastern Europe, yeshiva students used to entertain each other at weddings and other happy occasions with Gramen -- Yiddish rhymes that...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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