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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

March 9, 2018 1:09 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

December 21, 2017 9:57 am

Do We Still Need Zionism?

There have always been nationalist movements in Judaism. Hanukkah celebrates that of the Hasidim, or zealots, who fought to retain their Jewish identity. But most...

December 13, 2017 2:27 pm

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

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

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...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...