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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 19, 2023 10:14 am

Why I Loved the Coronation, and Support King Charles

Whatever one may think of monarchy, the coronation of King Charles was a magnificent pageant. It illustrates why the Talmud was so keen on going...

May 11, 2023 9:57 am

Shabbat Behar & Behukotai: Despite Challenges, We Must Look on the Bright Side of Life

The book of the Torah called Leviticus is also called the Book of Purity. It deals with the relationship between human beings and God, the...

April 28, 2023 10:36 am

Israel at 75

I recently read two great books -- “Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment” by Neil Rogachevsky and...

April 27, 2023 10:21 am

The Goal of Morality in the Torah Is to Treat Others Better

For many of us, reading the third Book of the Torah -- Leviticus -- is not a particularly inspiring or easy exercise. It deals with...

April 21, 2023 10:02 am

Holocaust Remembrance Days Really Do Matter

This week, we witnessed another impressive Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, where the country came to a halt to remember the atrocities of the Holocaust....

April 20, 2023 9:44 am

Are You Sick? This Is How the Torah Wanted Us to Take Care of Our Souls

The chapters of the Torah that we are reading now are concerned with health, and what happens when our bodies do not function effectively or...

March 23, 2023 10:16 am

Would Ritual Sacrifices Be Acceptable Today?

At this time of the year, the Torah readings are all to do with sacrifices. I shall confess that the thought of killing animals does...

March 9, 2023 10:58 am

What Does God Look Like? Not What You Think

The dominant theme of the Torah this Shabbat is the episode of the Golden Calf. Moses was up on the mountain for 40 days and 40...

March 2, 2023 11:41 am

On Purim, Remembering Amalek Means Remembering the Holocaust and Confronting Hate

The Shabbat before Purim is always called Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat when we remember. What are we to remember? Exodus Chapter 17:14, and Deuteronomy Chapter...

February 23, 2023 11:38 am

Shabbat Terumah: The Lost Ark and Why Objects Don’t Connect Us to God

The Tabernacle was the House of God, symbolizing the Divine Presence. It was the center of religious ceremonies. The Mishkan, as it was called, was the...

February 17, 2023 12:43 pm

God Can’t Answer the Question of ‘Why’

Innocent worshipers were shot outside a synagogue in Israel. Children were mowed down intentionally at a bus stop in Jerusalem. Eleven people were shot in...

February 10, 2023 11:57 am

Is Israel Becoming a ‘Theocracy’? Hardly.

In the political polemic of our times, language is often a victim, as people use words loosely, inaccurately, and without thinking of their significance or...

February 3, 2023 11:53 am

How the Exodus Narrative Is a Cry for Femininity

Rashi, commenting on this week’s amazing events at the Red Sea, quotes the Midrash (Mechilta 15:22), saying that at the Red Sea, God was seen...

January 26, 2023 11:01 am

We Have a Mezuzah to Tell the World We Are Jews

This week, we read about the preparation of the Israelites to leave Egypt. They were told to prepare a lamb for each household to eat...


Adidas Resumes Selling ‘Yeezy’ Shoes Months After Cutting Ties With Rapper Ye

Adidas is again selling shoes designed by rapper Ye, formerly known...

Backstreet Boys Announce Full Cancellation of Israel Concert

The Backstreet Boys said that following their cancelled May 13 concert in Israel, which they were forced to call off...


Israeli Military Says it is Exchanging Fire Near Israel-Egypt Border

The Israeli military said it was exchanging fire near the southern border with Egypt on Saturday, shortly after it reported two casualties in a security incident in the area. It was not immediately...


Vice-President of German Youth Soccer Team Sanctioned for Antisemitism Bann...

The vice-president of a Berlin soccer team whose players were disciplined after they proffered Nazi salutes and antisemitic invective towards...

Middle East

At Least Three Killed in Clash on Iran-Afghan Border

Two Iranian border guards and one Taliban fighter were killed after shooting broke out near a border post between Iran and Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman and Iran's state media said...

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