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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 26, 2017 11:17 am
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The Meaning of Shavuot in Modern Times

I often hear people say pejoratively that our festivals and laws are based on earlier, primitive systems and are therefore somehow inauthentic. That may be, but...

May 19, 2017 2:39 pm
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Responding to the European Crusade Against Jewish Ritual

It comes as no surprise to me that more European countries are trying to make life difficult for Jews in various ways. But, how should...

May 12, 2017 3:28 pm
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What it Means to Be ‘Good’

When I was a kid, I used to wonder why it was that some children in my circles seemed naturally better and sweeter than others...

May 5, 2017 12:27 pm
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Independence Day Religious Confusion

Israel’s Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, brings out the best and the worst in us. We cannot agree on what it means, and we cannot agree...

May 1, 2017 10:41 am
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Celebrating the Hebrew Language

Where did the Hebrew language come from? When did it begin? What language does God speak? And, for that matter, what language did the snake...

April 21, 2017 12:09 pm
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The Sad Story of Eliyahu

This is a sad story. For obvious reasons, I am changing names and certain details to protect the memory of a brilliant, flawed person. Eliyahu was...

April 19, 2017 1:56 pm
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The Case Against Media ‘Objectivity’

Who really believed in the objectivity of journalists? As students we used to debate which was preferable: the Western system of arbitrary rich men owning...

April 7, 2017 6:13 am
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Pesach: Just Do It

"Just do it” is, of course, the Nike's slogan, but I think we Jews should adopt it. Let me explain. Why is Pesach, or Passover, so...

April 3, 2017 6:39 am
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The Mortara Affair and Christian-Jewish Relations

The story of Edgardo Mortara is a scandalous example of Christian theological cruelty and arrogance towards Jews. In the 19th century, six-year-old Edgardo Mortara was seized by...

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...

Features

Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians?

JNS.org - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June

JNS.org - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...

World

Manchester Attack: Hunt for Possible 2nd Bomb Under Way

Investigators have uncovered signs the suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester may have made a second explosive device that's still missing, local media reported Friday. The suspicion of...

Israel

UN, Norwegian Government, Distance Themselves From Palestinian Youth Center...

The United Nations and the Norwegian government have moved swiftly to distance themselves from a Palestinian youth center named after...

Middle East

UN Warns of ‘Walking Into Another Gaza Crisis With Eyes Wide OpenR...

The United Nations Middle East envoy warned the Security Council on Friday that a power struggle between the rival Palestinian...

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