Monday, July 16th | 4 Av 5778


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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

July 15, 2018 11:51 am

Why I Fast in the Season of Fasts

We are now in the season of fasts. What actually happened on the fasts of the 17th day of Tammuz and the 9th of Av? Well,...

July 2, 2018 10:53 am

The Struggle for the Jewish Soul

Last week, I wrote about the vast divide between communities of Jews totally at odds religiously and politically. But there is another divide much closer to...

June 22, 2018 3:26 pm

Kaddish for Gaza

A few weeks ago, a group of Jews gathered in front of Parliament in London to say Kaddish for those Gazans killed on the border in what...

June 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Remembering Carmel College

I have a childhood memory of a meeting in our London home at this time of the year, 70 years ago. My father, Kopul Rosen,...

June 1, 2018 9:51 am

Starbucks and Racism: Why ‘Woke’ Is Not

We now inhabit a new world of identity politics. There have always been identities of religion, nationality, and race. Too often, they have led to...

May 28, 2018 8:28 am

The Legacy of Judah Halevi

Judah Halevi is one of my all-time favorite Jews. Born in Toledo, Spain in 1075, he had a traditional Torah and Talmudic education. He was...

May 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Jewish Intolerance and Sephardim

I am always upset whenever I'm forced to recognize that we Jews -- few in number -- are so divided into warring sects, denominations, traditions, and ideologies. I guess...

April 23, 2018 10:08 am

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

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

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

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

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...


Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

IDF Cyber Defenders Prepare Their Responses to the ‘Unknown Threat’ - The Israel Defense Forces' cyber defenders are preparing to deal with future...

Amazing Story of Jewish Baseball Player and Spy Is Only an Average Movie

The story of a Jewish baseball player risking his life to potentially assassinate...


US Lawmakers Shown Backing Fake Kindergarten Gun Scheme in Sacha Baron Cohe...

In Sacha Baron Cohen's provocative new comedy show, American politicians are filmed backing a fictitious program to teach kindergartners how to use...

Middle East

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Syria, Iran Ahead of Helsinki Summit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he discussed Syria and Iran with US President Donald Trump ahead of the latter's meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow is...