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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

May 12, 2022 9:59 am

The Cost of Alienation and Assimilation on Judaism

It is one of the most problematic stories in the Torah. A young man, who was the son of an Israelite woman and an Egyptian man,...

May 6, 2022 9:37 am

Judaism and Ethical Warfare

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine raises important moral issues about warfare. Some people believe that all violence is wrong under all circumstances. Pacifism has a...

April 29, 2022 8:59 am

Shabbat Acharei Mot: The Danger of Extremism

Previously in Leviticus Chapter 9, the two sons of Aaron -- Nadav, and Avihu had watched and participated in the dedication of the priests and...

April 14, 2022 11:05 am

Don’t Let Your Seder Be a Bore

The text of the Haggadah that we use on Passover goes back a thousand years, although its origins are Mishnaic -- 2,000 years ago. It...

April 8, 2022 9:29 am

Failed Priests and Prophets — and Reflections on Modern Israel

There seems to be a permanent state of conflict in all religions -- between religious authority and individual spirituality, or mysticism. Religious authority values conformity, control,...

April 1, 2022 11:10 am

Shabbat Tazria: Purity

Having dealt with the sacrificial system and its ceremonials, the Torah now turns to human beings and how they should take steps to care for...

March 25, 2022 8:57 am

The Lesson of Ukraine

The brutal violence of Russian President Vladimir Putin (against Ukraine as well as dissidents in Russia) cannot be justified on any moral grounds whatsoever. The...

March 10, 2022 11:35 am

Shabbat Vayikra: The Power of Ethical Leadership

The Book of Exodus -- which we have just completed -- provides us with two examples of leadership. First, there is Pharaoh, an omnipotent autocrat,...

March 4, 2022 10:29 am

The Binding of Isaac

I was reeling from the inhuman aggression of the maniacal, "Strangelove" Putin on an independent country causing the deaths of hundreds of children when I...

February 25, 2022 12:03 pm

Shabbat Vayakhel: Oral Law

There are many ways of looking at the Bible -- as history, theology, literature, and archeology. The most significant for Judaism is the interaction between...

February 18, 2022 12:26 pm

Drinking an Idol

The focal point of this week's parsha is the Golden (or more literally Molten) Calf, and the betrayal of God at the very moment God is trying...

February 11, 2022 1:01 pm

Origins of Orthodoxy

I have just read Jacob Katz: On the Origins of Orthodoxy. It is an important collection of articles by and about the late Professor Katz, transcripts of...

February 4, 2022 12:14 pm

The Lost Ark

We are now reading about the construction of the Tabernacle. Its design and its contents. Its dimensions are similar to many ancient religious structures that...

January 28, 2022 10:53 am


Old age, Senior Citizens, Geriatrics are all rather pejorative terms for people who have reached a certain age or stage in their lives. Like me! Shakespeare’s...


Israeli Athlete Earns Historic Win at European Climbing Tournament  

Geva Levin became the first Israeli athlete to medal at the International Federation...

LeBron James Receives Blessing From Kabbalist Rabbi at Jewish Wedding

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James received a blessing from famed Kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu...


Ukraine’s Zelensky Says He Would Meet With Putin to End the War

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that President Vladimir Putin was the only Russian official he was willing to meet with to discuss how to end the war. Zelensky, addressing...


Israel’s eToro Targeting $1 Billion Funding Round After SPAC Stalls

CTech – The SPAC market is dead and Israeli company eToro is paying the price. The trading company that was bogged down by a protracted prospectus and regulatory process did...

Middle East

Israeli Embassies Raise Alert Levels Following Assassination of IRGC Office...

JNS.org - Israel raised the alert level of its embassies worldwide on Monday, after an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps officer...


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