Tuesday, July 17th | 5 Av 5778


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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

July 15, 2018 11:51 am

Why I Fast in the Season of Fasts

We are now in the season of fasts. What actually happened on the fasts of the 17th day of Tammuz and the 9th of Av? Well,...

July 2, 2018 10:53 am

The Struggle for the Jewish Soul

Last week, I wrote about the vast divide between communities of Jews totally at odds religiously and politically. But there is another divide much closer to...

June 22, 2018 3:26 pm

Kaddish for Gaza

A few weeks ago, a group of Jews gathered in front of Parliament in London to say Kaddish for those Gazans killed on the border in what...

June 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Remembering Carmel College

I have a childhood memory of a meeting in our London home at this time of the year, 70 years ago. My father, Kopul Rosen,...

June 1, 2018 9:51 am

Starbucks and Racism: Why ‘Woke’ Is Not

We now inhabit a new world of identity politics. There have always been identities of religion, nationality, and race. Too often, they have led to...

May 28, 2018 8:28 am

The Legacy of Judah Halevi

Judah Halevi is one of my all-time favorite Jews. Born in Toledo, Spain in 1075, he had a traditional Torah and Talmudic education. He was...

May 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Jewish Intolerance and Sephardim

I am always upset whenever I'm forced to recognize that we Jews -- few in number -- are so divided into warring sects, denominations, traditions, and ideologies. I guess...

April 23, 2018 10:08 am

Change the Omer?

Pesach is over and normal services have resumed. But what is “normal”? We are now in a period called “the Omer.” It is a time of...

April 16, 2018 7:39 am

Is the Bible Fact?

Well before Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologicus Politicus (1670), Christian thinkers and rational philosophers like Hobbes began to challenge the authorship and validity of the Bible. Questions arose...

April 3, 2018 12:49 pm

Passover: Slaves or Pagans?

The Four Questions that are asked in the Haggadah act as an introduction to the ideas behind the festival of Passover. These questions were already...

March 25, 2018 10:36 am

Orthodox Jews Must Allow and Support Secular Education

One of the biggest challenges that Judaism faces is the Haredi schism. On the one hand, the sect is the most dynamic, fastest growing, most passionately...

March 9, 2018 1:09 pm

Why I Am a Liberal

I am proud to call myself a liberal. Despite the fact that the term has come to be associated with so many different positions on almost...

March 2, 2018 11:12 am

Mahmoud Abbas and the False Palestinian Link to the Jebusites

Abu Mazen is at it again, claiming that Palestinians are descended from the Canaanite tribe of the Jebusites. These claims echo those made by Yasser...

February 25, 2018 12:07 pm

How We Should Really Celebrate Purim

I believe that the core principles of all religions are virtually the same. They may have different ways of describing the ultimate power they call God, but...


The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel

JNS.org - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

IDF Cyber Defenders Prepare Their Responses to the ‘Unknown Threat’

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces' cyber defenders are preparing to deal with future...


Putin and I Want ‘Safety for Israel,’ Trump Declares at Joint N...

At a joint news conference in Helsinki on Monday dominated by President Donald Trump's insistence that Russia did not interfere...


With New Airport, Israel’s Eilat Competes for European Tourists

Once almost lost to international tourism, the Israeli resort city of Eilat hopes a new airport will attract a million foreign visitors a year by 2025, with eastern Europeans especially offering...

Middle East

Syrian Army Says It Captures Strategic Hill Overlooking Israeli Border

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking Israel's Golan Heights as it expands an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from...