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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


October 19, 2018 3:21 pm
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Billy Rose — and Why We Can’t Write Off ‘Secular’ and Non-Religious Jews

Who was Billy Rose? If you have visited the museum complex in Jerusalem, not far from the Knesset, you will be familiar with the Billy...

October 14, 2018 8:19 am
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Are Bible Stories Really True?

At this time of the year, we re-read the early chapters of Genesis with their fantastic tales of creation and early humanity struggling to cope...

October 11, 2018 9:17 am
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In Good Faith: Challenging Religion and Atheism

In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism by Scott A. Shay (Post Hill Press; 2018).  We now live in a world where, more than ever before, our...

October 5, 2018 8:12 am
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Yuval Harari and Religion

I always enjoy reading books that challenge my preconceptions. Whether it was Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens, Pinker, or all the other atheists who hated religion,...

September 30, 2018 8:27 am
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Genesis and the Marshmallow Experiment

I was reminded of the famous Marshmallow Experiment last week, when I read that Dr. Walter Mischel had died on September 12 at the age...

September 21, 2018 8:05 am
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Sukkot and Impermanence

In discussing the festival of Sukkot, the Talmud gives all the various possible explanations for the origin and purpose of a Sukkah. Its final idea...

September 16, 2018 11:36 am
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For All Our Sins

The Torah introduces us to the idea that we confess our sins to God (Leviticus 5:5 and 16:21) -- not to humans, priests or otherwise. According to our...

September 7, 2018 10:32 am
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What We Must All Do This Rosh Hashanah

We are about to enter the season of long synagogue services, with a liturgy that, when translated into English or any vernacular, strikes many people...

September 2, 2018 8:16 am
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Charity Begins at Home

This is the time of the year when many of us have spent a great deal of money on summer vacations. Therefore, it is appropriate to...

August 26, 2018 7:49 am
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A Candid Look at Israel’s Nation-State Law

The controversial Nation-State Law that just passed in Israel is typical of what I do not like about nationalism.  The bill was passed by a vote...

August 17, 2018 6:23 am
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Liberal Jews Can Be Committed to Nationalism and Judaism

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote that the choice between Jewish nationalism and Jewish liberalism is the crucial issue facing American Jewry today. He...

August 13, 2018 8:08 am
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The Meaning of Words

Languages are amazingly varied and flexible despite all academic attempts to reduce them to simple formulas. We have always struggled to explain why almost every...

August 3, 2018 3:20 pm
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Jeremy Corbyn the Zionist

Yes, I really do think that Jeremy Corbyn qualifies as a Zionist! By now, I think that everyone is aware of the situation in the...

July 29, 2018 4:14 pm
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Wine and Racism

Last month, there was a huge fuss in Israel over wine. It was known as the Barkan Affair. Barkan Wines, one of many relatively recent...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

10,000 Palestinians Riot on Gaza Border, but Major Violent Escalation Avoid...

Several dozen Palestinians were injured in riots on Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, but it appeared a potential major escalation of...

Middle East

Report: Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebano...

Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to its Lebanon-based Shi’a terror proxy Hezbollah, Fox News reported on...

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