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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


May 5, 2019 5:35 am
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The Holocaust and Remembering Ben Hecht

Yom HaShoah is an appropriate time to remember Ben Hecht. Colin Shindler has an excellent piece on him in The Jewish Chronicle, and two weeks...

April 25, 2019 12:11 pm
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Why Asking Questions Is Good

The Haggadah that we read on Pesach was a response to the tragic loss of the Temple and Jewish political autonomy some 2,000 years ago....

April 19, 2019 10:04 am
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State and Religion in Israel on Pesach

The return of a right-wing government in Israel, heavily reliant on religious parties, is a matter of some concern because of the increasing encroachment of...

April 15, 2019 5:22 am
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How to Make This Year’s Seder a Meaningful One

For some of us, every minute of the two seder nights is an absolute delight. Even the preparation and the cleaning. There is no other...

April 7, 2019 6:53 am
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Adapting Jewish Law Isn’t a Trick; It Helps Us Preserve Tradition

The Bible emerged in -- and out of -- a world that was predominantly agricultural; a world where seasons and produce determined how societies flourished...

March 31, 2019 8:29 am
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The Yabloner Rebbe

Usually I generate my own material. This time, I am taking it from Pini Dunner, another British rabbi now living in the US. His hobby...

March 24, 2019 9:36 am
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Anti-Israel Hate and the Blood Libel

On March 22, 1144, in Norwich, England, Jews were first accused of killing a Christian child because, it was claimed, they needed its blood for...

March 17, 2019 6:55 am
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Purim, Masks, and How We Disguise Ourselves

In Biblical Hebrew there is no word for "face." The Bible uses the word panim, which literally means "faces." It is an example, like mayim ("water"), of a...

March 3, 2019 6:41 am
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Meir Kahane and Netanyahu’s Shameful Decision

To me, the name Meir Kahane conjures up an aspect of the Jewish people that I deplore -- a racist, violent strain of narrow-minded primitive...

February 25, 2019 8:35 am
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Abortion and Jewish Law

New York’s Reproductive Health Act was signed into law by Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo on January 22, to a standing ovation and acclaim by state legislators. This...

February 17, 2019 8:13 am
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Jewish Political Theory

It is often said that neither the Bible nor Judaism has a theory of politics or, indeed, of political systems. This is untrue. For 2,000 years,...

February 3, 2019 7:36 am
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Forget Saying ‘Sorry’ — Just Be Honest

You are walking down a crowded New York street minding your own business, careful to avoid bumping into anyone else. Then someone smashes into you....

January 27, 2019 8:18 am
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When Jewish Law Is Taken Too Far

"Halacha" is often translated as "Jewish law." But that is inadequate and misleading. Nowadays, we usually use the word law to mean jurisprudence. Halacha, however,...

January 20, 2019 6:12 am
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In 2019, Oaths Are Meaningless

Anyone who has attended a Kol Nidrei service will know that there are seven terms in Hebrew and Aramaic for vows and oaths. They must have...

Culture

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...

Madonna Gets Into Eurovision Groove in Tel Aviv

Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an...

Actress Rachel McAdams Attends Eurovision in Israel to Research New Film Role

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is currently in Israel researching for her upcoming role in the new...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Polish Prime Minister: Reparations for Jewish Property Stolen During the Ho...

The Prime Minister of Poland has declared that paying compensation for Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust would be a...

Israel

White House Announces ‘Economic Workshop’ in Bahrain as First S...

The Trump administration has announced plans to host a regional "economic workshop” as the first stage of its much-anticipated Middle East...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Says It Seeks to Avert War, Ball in Iran’s Court

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets,...

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