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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

October 21, 2016 7:52 am

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

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...

October 11, 2016 6:52 am

Resurrection: The Magic of Yom Kippur

Western forms of entertainment are massively preoccupied with dead bodies coming back to life. Popular horror films and TV series regurgitate this very weird fixation. And then...

September 30, 2016 6:32 am

Hebrew Prayers Are Lost in Translation

We will spend more time than usual in synagogues these coming weeks, and with that, a problem arises. One of the biggest challenges for most Jews is the...

September 23, 2016 7:04 am

Reconnecting With the Spark of Judaism

The Hebrew month of Elul, which leads to the New Year, brings daily shofar blasts, extra prayers, selichot, and the serious mood of anticipation of...

September 19, 2016 6:54 am

Patriotism and the National Anthem

There has been a huge amount of debate in the US about the refusal of a Colin Kaepernick, an American football player, to stand during...

September 9, 2016 4:04 am

We Can Be Mother Teresa, Too — or Better

Mother Teresa has become Saint Teresa! She was born in 1910, in what is now Macedonia. She joined a religious sisterhood in Ireland and then took vows...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am

Petty Orthodoxy is a website that analyzes the weekly reading of the Torah for people who do not take every word in the Torah literally. In addition to valuing...

August 29, 2016 6:24 am

The Secret War Against the Jews

It is no secret that nations spy on each other. They always have. Just think of Moses and Joshua sending spies into Canaan. That’s what...

August 19, 2016 2:35 am

Black Lives Matter — But the Movement Is Flawed

Black Lives Matter indeed, and so they ought to, all the more for what African-Americans have had to endure. But the organization, however noble and justified...

August 12, 2016 3:34 am

Mourning the Temple

The Temple has been the most significant building in Jewish history. The Fast of Av commemorates two occasions when it, Jerusalem and the Jewish state...

August 5, 2016 1:39 am

What Is True Modesty?

In the world we live in, there seems to be little room for modesty. Where absolutely every nook and cranny of the human body is...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Jewish U of Virginia Students ‘Horrified’ By Nazi-Style Graffit...

Jewish students at the University of Virginia (UVA) expressed shock over the appearance of Nazi-style graffiti on the wall of a...


80 Special-Needs Volunteers Graduate IDF Basic Training, Perform IsraelR...

A whopping 80 special-needs volunteers just completed IDF basic training, and their graduation into the ranks of the Israeli army...

Middle East

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Rada...

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the...