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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


December 13, 2017 2:27 pm
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The Meaning of Hanukkah

Hanukkah celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Syrian Greek Antiochus IV. He called himself Epiphanes, which means the wise or godlike. His subjects called him...

November 29, 2017 1:39 pm
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Thanksgiving and Preserving the Past

Thanksgiving is a festival that records a group of settlers in America surviving a very brutal winter. Some argue that these settlers brought tremendous suffering...

November 17, 2017 12:39 pm
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Remembering My Brother, Mickey

This week is the secular date of my younger brother’s death. Sibling rivalry goes all the way back to Cain and Abel. As a two-year-old, I...

November 10, 2017 3:35 pm
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Italian Talmud

The Talmud is the most defining text of Judaism as it is today -- in a way, even more so than the Bible, even though...

November 5, 2017 12:29 pm
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From Martin Luther to Alfred Balfour

Many Christians celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on October 31. In 1517, the Augustinian monk Martin Luther (1483-1546) posted his 95 theses in opposition to...

October 24, 2017 11:01 am
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The Similar Stories of Eve and Cain

We have started the annual cycle of reading the Torah. Every year, I come to a familiar, beloved text, and invariably see something new. The Bible...

October 18, 2017 11:21 am
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Hannah Arendt Was Wrong — but Also Right

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), the German-born American political theorist, was a regarded as a major influential thinker. In her day, she was the symbol of liberal intellectuality, and lionized...

September 29, 2017 11:09 am
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This Yom Kippur, Ask ‘Who Am I?’

Our task on Yom Kippur is to spend time thinking about where we stand in this world: Who are we? What are we? Every year,...

September 15, 2017 11:14 am
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Intersectionality: The New False God

When young people arrive at college today, they are likely to be confronted by a new, dogmatic orthodoxy. It has nothing to do with religion, but...

September 11, 2017 11:10 am
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The High Holidays: A Time to Reflect

The month before the Days of Awe is the time to start thinking about our souls, rather than our politics. In the West, we have been...

September 3, 2017 11:14 am
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Art and Political Discourse

I am a member of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and I have always believed that public art galleries and museums should be neutral...

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...

Features

Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada"...

New Jet Is a Game-Changer for Israeli Air Force

JNS.org - After being deemed combat capable earlier this month, the F-35 “Adir” stealth fighter jet promises to create system-wide change in...

Arab Street Outraged by Jerusalem Decision, but Governments Have Other Concerns

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was overwhelmingly rejected...

World

White House: In Any Peace Deal, Western Wall Will Remain Part of Israel

Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and...

Israel

NJ Senator Cory Booker Slams ‘Repugnant’ Call for Killing of Je...

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) has issued a scorching rebuke to the Jersey City imam who delivered two antisemitic sermons...

Middle East

Interfaith Delegation From Bahrain Visits Israel, Draws Criticism in Arab W...

JNS.org - An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip. On Tuesday night, the group attended...

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