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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

February 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Poland and Its Jews

Poland recently passed a law making it illegal and a criminal offense to claim that the Nazi death camps built during the Second World War on Polish territory...

February 7, 2018 3:38 pm

The Ten Commandments

If one had to think of Judaism’s major contribution to the world, one might think of the Ten Commandments. Everyone seems to approve of them...

January 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Islam and Jerusalem

Why is the Muslim world up in arms about Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel? After all, Jerusalem is made up of different areas -- just...

January 14, 2018 11:49 am

Kosher Wine – and Following Tradition for Tradition’s Sake

Last year, there was not a single fatality on commercial airlines -- and there hasn’t been a fatality on a US commercial flight since 2009. But in 2016, road...

January 8, 2018 10:36 am

Orthodox Jews and Art

Aesthetics plays an important part in the theological and philosophical tradition that started in Greece, and flowed right through the Christian intellectual world to the...

January 3, 2018 11:27 am

No Need for Jews to Fear Visiting Churches Anymore

My Uncle Henry introduced me to Verdi’s Requiem as a teenager, and I have been hooked on church music ever since. Sure, I ignore the theology. I...

December 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Can We Use ‘Fake News’ to Advance a Cause?

I like the Hebrew term for the Christian festival coming up this week: Hag Hamolad, Festival of the Birth. A virgin birth, quite unbelievable. It is an...

December 21, 2017 9:57 am

Do We Still Need Zionism?

There have always been nationalist movements in Judaism. Hanukkah celebrates that of the Hasidim, or zealots, who fought to retain their Jewish identity. But most...

December 13, 2017 2:27 pm

The Meaning of Hanukkah

Hanukkah celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Syrian Greek Antiochus IV. He called himself Epiphanes, which means the wise or godlike. His subjects called him...

November 29, 2017 1:39 pm

Thanksgiving and Preserving the Past

Thanksgiving is a festival that records a group of settlers in America surviving a very brutal winter. Some argue that these settlers brought tremendous suffering...

November 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Remembering My Brother, Mickey

This week is the secular date of my younger brother’s death. Sibling rivalry goes all the way back to Cain and Abel. As a two-year-old, I...

November 10, 2017 3:35 pm

Italian Talmud

The Talmud is the most defining text of Judaism as it is today -- in a way, even more so than the Bible, even though...

November 5, 2017 12:29 pm

From Martin Luther to Alfred Balfour

Many Christians celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on October 31. In 1517, the Augustinian monk Martin Luther (1483-1546) posted his 95 theses in opposition to...

October 24, 2017 11:01 am

The Similar Stories of Eve and Cain

We have started the annual cycle of reading the Torah. Every year, I come to a familiar, beloved text, and invariably see something new. The Bible...


A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the dietary laws...


Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

How the IDF Is Preparing for a Multi-Front War

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) plan designed to prepare it for the challenge of multiple-front warfare is now entering its third...

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in...


Netanyahu: Israeli Intelligence Helped Australia Stop Airliner Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave no details. His comments, during a...


Netanyahu Asks Visiting NFL Players to ‘Fight’ for Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with seven NFL players as they concluded a six-day whirlwind tour of the Jewish state and told them that they should...

Middle East

Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed... - In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily...