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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


March 19, 2017 6:22 am
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Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided the fate of the Jewish people. But the randomness of...

February 27, 2017 1:36 pm
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Jewish Identity, Through the Eyes of Benjamin Disraeli

We may think that current political discourse is crude and vicious. But, believe me, beneath a veneer of gentility, politics in the British Empire was...

February 19, 2017 7:32 am
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Demolishing the Spurious, Libelous Claim That Israel Is an Apartheid State

Benjamin Pogrund was born in South Africa. As a journalist, he fought the apartheid regime, most notably through his work for The Rand Daily Mail. When...

February 13, 2017 5:56 am
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Remembering My Friend, Jack Lunzer

Jack Lunzer, who died this past December, was famous for his collection of Jewish books, texts and incunabula. It was the largest collection of Judaica...

February 3, 2017 5:40 am
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Praying for Our Country

It is amusing and disturbing to see the demonstrations against an elected president, not so much for what he has done, but for who he...

January 30, 2017 7:29 am
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Magda Goebbels and Haim Arlosoroff

Professor Colin Shindler -- a celebrated historian who has written extensively on Zionism and famous rivalries of Israeli politics and an outspoken moral and intellectual voice against oppression and...

January 22, 2017 7:03 am
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Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well, can do much worse. Yair...

January 13, 2017 7:13 am
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Too Much Empathy Can Be a Bad Thing

Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale University, has just published a book entitled Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. The book raises some excellent...

January 6, 2017 7:14 am
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Being Poor in Jerusalem: Pre-1967 Memories

After I graduated from Cambridge University, I went to study at Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. The yeshiva was located in a small industrial quarter, sandwiched between Meah...

January 2, 2017 7:00 am
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The Disgrace of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334

President Obama’s groundbreaking abstention on a UN resolution refusing to accept any change to Israel's 1949 armistice lines -- and John Kerry’s one-sided rant against Israel -- have...

December 26, 2016 7:27 am
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Reflections on Hanukkah and Miracles

Why do miracles happen sometimes and not others? Is it because we deserve them? Many rabbis like to claim that when bad things happen, it is...

December 19, 2016 7:00 am
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Life After Birkenau

The Jewish community of Antwerp, Belgium is unique in that it is the most predominantly Orthodox, Hasidic and Yiddish-speaking community in Europe. It is also...

December 9, 2016 2:55 am
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How Studying the Torah Can Create Jobs

There has been a lot of debate in the US and elsewhere about jobs, or rather the loss of them and what to do about...

December 5, 2016 6:59 am
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The Unyielding Orthodoxy of Anglo-Jewry

I want to tell you a story of Chelm (the mythical community of Jewish fools) that is, in fact, true. True of Anglo-Jewish establishment Orthodoxy. I...

Culture

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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