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Rabbi Jeremy Rosen has worked in the rabbinate, Jewish education, and academia for more than forty years, in Europe and the US. He currently lives in America, where he writes, teaches, lectures, and serves as rabbi of a small community in New York.

ARTICLES BY: Jeremy Rosen

November 20, 2020 10:28 am

Emmanuel Macron’s Napoleon Moment

I have always been fascinated by Napoleon Bonaparte. As a schoolboy, I read the Dutch historian Pieter Geyl’s Napoleon: For and Against, and realized that...

November 15, 2020 5:39 am

Kristallnacht and the Legacy of Jew Hatred

The ninth of November was the anniversary of the Kristallnacht attack on the Jews of Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland in 1938. The Nazis unleashed...

November 8, 2020 6:24 am

Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Abraham’s Children

Anyone familiar with the art of cathedrals and churches in Europe will know that someone called Melchizedek figures prominently. Who was he? After rescuing Lot from...

October 23, 2020 9:54 am

A Jewish Athlete and a Name That Matters

In my youth, Angela Buxton was the darling of the Anglo-Jewish sporting scene. She was the most successful Jewish, and indeed British, tennis player of the...

October 9, 2020 10:28 am

COVID-19, Haredi Jews and the Error of ‘Piety’

One of the most disturbing features of the pandemic has been the behavior of huge swathes of the Haredi community across the globe. There have, thank...

October 4, 2020 5:07 am

Sukkot and the World

Rituals, laws, and customs exist to reinforce the fact that ideas are all very well, but we need actions to bring about change within ourselves...

September 27, 2020 9:02 am

What’s the Point of Fasting?

Here are some of my thoughts on the significance of Yom Kippur: Rosh Hashanah inaugurates the Ten Days of Repentance, the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah. But...

September 15, 2020 5:12 am

Rabbis and Politics

Rabbis should stay out of politics. This may sound strange coming from me. I have consistently deplored religious politics -- and the negative, destructive influence...

September 6, 2020 3:37 am

Judaism in a Divided Society

The culture wars are raging around us. Anything or any person who is unacceptable to the culture police on either side is to be banned,...

August 30, 2020 4:36 am

How to Deal With Racism

I want to look at the current debate about racism from the point of view and the premise that prejudice or discrimination simply on the...

August 14, 2020 8:24 am

Why Do Some Jews Still Believe the Messiah Is Coming?

Whenever a major crisis hits, I encounter people who love to talk about the Messiah. Originally, the Messiah was simply an anointed king who would...

August 9, 2020 4:22 am

Finding Love on Tu B’Av

Did you know that there was an ancient tradition that on two days of the year, unmarried girls used to go out dancing in the...

August 2, 2020 4:06 am

The Quiet Sages of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem I first came to in 1958 was a very different and much smaller town than the Jerusalem of today. There was no Old...

July 26, 2020 4:51 am

Why We Fast: To Learn the Dangers of Jewish Division

On the Seventeenth of Tammuz, we began the period known as the Three Weeks that culminate in the fast of the Ninth of Av (this...


Leonard Cohen Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album

The late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has received a posthumous nomination for...

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...


An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...


Norway to Extradite Suspect in 1982 Attack on Paris Jewish Restaurant

Norway will extradite a man to France who is suspected of taking part in an attack that killed six people in a Jewish restaurant in Paris 38 years ago, the...


Israel’s Ethiopian-Born Aliyah Minister to Travel to Country of Birth...

Israel’s Ethiopian-born Minister of Immigrant Absorption will be traveling to the country of her birth on Saturday to bring hundreds...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has Suspended Turkish Meat Imports – Turkish Union

Saudi Arabia formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier this month, the Turkish exporters' union said, after a months-long informal boycott of Turkish goods over...

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