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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 17, 2019 8:13 am

Jewish Political Theory

It is often said that neither the Bible nor Judaism has a theory of politics or, indeed, of political systems. This is untrue. For 2,000 years,...

February 3, 2019 7:36 am

Forget Saying ‘Sorry’ — Just Be Honest

You are walking down a crowded New York street minding your own business, careful to avoid bumping into anyone else. Then someone smashes into you....

January 27, 2019 8:18 am

When Jewish Law Is Taken Too Far

"Halacha" is often translated as "Jewish law." But that is inadequate and misleading. Nowadays, we usually use the word law to mean jurisprudence. Halacha, however,...

January 20, 2019 6:12 am

In 2019, Oaths Are Meaningless

Anyone who has attended a Kol Nidrei service will know that there are seven terms in Hebrew and Aramaic for vows and oaths. They must have...

January 13, 2019 12:11 pm

How Fake News Harms Jews and Jewish Observance

We live in a world where, more than ever before, our ideas and values have come under scrutiny and assault. What makes our times more...

January 7, 2019 8:28 am

To Truly See, We Must Stop Demonizing Those Who Disagree With Us

“There is none so blind as he who will not see.” That, I think, applies nowadays to very many people. Seeing is not just looking....

January 1, 2019 9:29 am

Is There a Biblical — and Genetic — Reason Why Jews Support the Kurds?

The Kurds have been treated horribly. Like Jews, they are a religious and secular ethnic group that stands outside the official Christian and Muslim world....

December 24, 2018 5:44 am

The Lack of Shame in the Orthodox Jewish World

When I do or say something that I regret, I feel shame. I am aware that I have let myself down, and that I should...

December 19, 2018 5:49 am

Hatred and the Jews

We are witnessing a frightening amount of antisemitism around the world, including in America -- where a few members of Congress have expressed openly anti-Israel...

December 9, 2018 9:24 am

Judaism, Haredi Intolerance, and Greek Culture

Judaism has engaged and locked horns with Greek culture for thousands of years. Alexander the Great permitted the Judeans to worship freely. But then the...

December 3, 2018 1:37 pm

Hanukkah Is the Perfect Answer to BDS

Boycotts rarely have the desired effects. At most, they can make the person who applies a boycott feel self-righteous. I have boycotted. In the '50s,...

November 27, 2018 9:55 am

The One Easy Answer: Blame the Jews

Every year when we come around to reading about Joseph and his brothers, I am reminded of a part of the Yom Kippur Ashkenazi service....

November 18, 2018 10:42 am

Who Is a Jew?

Israelites, Hebrews, Jews, whatever you call them, have been scattered and settled all over the place for thousands of years. It has become quite fashionable...

November 11, 2018 9:09 am

Making Sense of the Midterm Elections

Everyone seems to agree that the midterm elections in the US have been particularly bitter and antagonistic. But as an outsider who is now an...


Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...


University of Essex Ratifies Jewish Society After Controversy, Suspends Lec...

The University of Essex on Friday announced the immediate establishment of a Jewish society that was previously voted against by...


Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Rioter at Border Demonstration

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said. Israel's military...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...