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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


August 20, 2017 8:12 pm
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Judaism and the Solar Eclipse

There will be a solar eclipse on August 21, which will be visible across parts of the United States for the first time since 1918. Solar...

August 13, 2017 12:19 pm
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Embarrassed to Be Israeli or Jewish?

This week, I met someone who had just returned from a trip to the Greek islands. He told me that he kept meeting Israelis who confided that...

August 9, 2017 11:08 am
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Charlie Gard and Life

You may have read about the battle in London over the final days of a baby named Charlie Gard. He was born with a form of...

July 28, 2017 1:17 pm
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Fasting on the Ninth of Av

The fast of the Ninth of Av falls this coming Monday and Tuesday. All other so-called “minor fasts” in Judaism run from dawn to dusk -- like Ramadan, which...

July 14, 2017 10:37 am
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Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber and Jewish Assimilation

I went to a very good Jewish school in England -- Carmel College -- which was known for its study of the sciences. In those days, they were...

July 7, 2017 12:39 pm
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What Are Haredi Jews Doing to the Jewish Community?

I do not want to come across as a rabbi-basher, or an opponent of Haredi Judaism. Much like other things, there are parts that I...

June 23, 2017 1:52 pm
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Why I Love Elijah

Elijah the Tishbite (Eliyahu in Hebrew) is one of the most important and most complex characters in biblical and Jewish lore. One might even say he...

June 19, 2017 12:52 pm
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The Need for Tolerance in Judaism

I am returning to last week’s subject of homosexuality in Judaism and the personal attacks on Rabbi Joseph Dweck, because the ramifications are still very...

June 12, 2017 10:26 am
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Rabbi Dweck, Judaism and Homosexuality

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Rabbi Joseph Dweck in person. But I have been in touch with him online and electronically. I...

May 26, 2017 11:17 am
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The Meaning of Shavuot in Modern Times

I often hear people say pejoratively that our festivals and laws are based on earlier, primitive systems and are therefore somehow inauthentic. That may be, but...

May 19, 2017 2:39 pm
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Responding to the European Crusade Against Jewish Ritual

It comes as no surprise to me that more European countries are trying to make life difficult for Jews in various ways. But, how should...

May 12, 2017 3:28 pm
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What it Means to Be ‘Good’

When I was a kid, I used to wonder why it was that some children in my circles seemed naturally better and sweeter than others...

May 5, 2017 12:27 pm
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Independence Day Religious Confusion

Israel’s Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, brings out the best and the worst in us. We cannot agree on what it means, and we cannot agree...

May 1, 2017 10:41 am
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Celebrating the Hebrew Language

Where did the Hebrew language come from? When did it begin? What language does God speak? And, for that matter, what language did the snake...

Culture

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...

Features

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....

Israel Hopes for High Profits as Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Exports

JNS.org - Israeli companies and the Israeli government itself stand to earn large profits from...

Future Soldiers Leave ‘Comfort’ of North America to Defend Israel

JNS.org - Dozens of future IDF soldiers from North America immigrated to Israel this...

World

Huge Majority of British Jews Feel ‘Intimidated’ by Antisemitis...

A new survey of antisemitism in the United Kingdom has revealed that British Jews feel directly threatened by the BDS...

Israel

Manchester United Next? Israeli Soccer Champions Hapoel Beer Sheva Edge Clo...

Israeli soccer champions Hapoel Beer Sheva moved one step closer to the prestigious UEFA Champions League this week -- holding...

Middle East

Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Cairo Ahead of US Delegation’s Arrival

JNS.org - Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian officials met in Cairo Saturday to discuss the next stages in the US-led peace process prior to the arrival of a high-level White House delegation...

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