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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

August 9, 2020 4:22 am

Finding Love on Tu B’Av

Did you know that there was an ancient tradition that on two days of the year, unmarried girls used to go out dancing in the...

August 2, 2020 4:06 am

The Quiet Sages of Jerusalem

The Jerusalem I first came to in 1958 was a very different and much smaller town than the Jerusalem of today. There was no Old...

July 26, 2020 4:51 am

Why We Fast: To Learn the Dangers of Jewish Division

On the Seventeenth of Tammuz, we began the period known as the Three Weeks that culminate in the fast of the Ninth of Av (this...

July 17, 2020 1:12 pm

Orthodox Judaism Must Embrace Female Rabbis

The issue of female rabbis in Orthodox Judaism has come to the fore again -- this time through a petition before the Israeli Supreme Court...

July 13, 2020 2:51 am

Learning From the Past: Reckless Jewish Kings Through the Ages

The Fast of the Seventeenth of Tammuz that we have just passed initiates a three-week period of mourning for the loss, twice, of Jerusalem and...

July 6, 2020 3:19 am

Should Statues Have Been Erected in the First Place?

All of a sudden it has become fashionable in the US to take down or demolish some statues. There is a case to be made...

June 28, 2020 5:25 am

The Experience and Meaning of Prayer

We are living in a fraught, unpredictable world of conflicting values and policies -- so I am returning to an earlier post about prayer. What...

June 22, 2020 4:30 am

Wellesley Tudor Pole and Living Our Best Lives

Plagues often bring out soothsayers and those who predict the end of days. Why else is Nostradamus still popular? Every culture has its unusual characters...

June 17, 2020 6:58 am

Exploring the Rebbe in the Social Realm

Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Transformative Paradigm for the World by Philip Wexler (with Eli Rubin and Michael Wexler). There is no shortage of books that...

June 14, 2020 5:36 am

Jeffrey Epstein and Maimonides

I needed distraction from hypocrisy, politics, demonstrations, and looting this past week, so I watched a series on Netflix called “Filthy Rich.” It is about...

June 8, 2020 9:15 am

The Passion and Modern-Day Christian Antisemitism

What does primitive medieval antisemitism have to do with us here and now? The Passion Play, or Easter pageant, is a traditional Christian drama about the...

May 24, 2020 6:44 am

The Book of Ruth and Shavuot

The Book of Ruth, which is read on the Festival of Shavuot, is one of the shortest books in the Bible. On the face of it,...

May 17, 2020 6:42 am

Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus

The great advantage of having to pray alone during this period of lockdown is that one can actually take the time to pay attention to...

May 11, 2020 8:14 am

World War II and the Post-COVID World

May 8th is the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe in 1945. It marks the final defeat of the Nazis,...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


Report: US Considering Veto of Mandate Extension for UN Peacekeeping Force ...

US President Donald Trump's administration is threatening to veto the extension of the mandate of the UN's 42-year-old peacekeeping force...


Israel Successfully Tests Arrow-2 Aerial Defense System, US Missile Agency ...

Israel successfully tested its Arrow-2 ballistic missile interceptor on Wednesday, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. "The Arrow-2 interceptor successfully...

Middle East

Egypt Opens Gaza Border for First Time Since Coronavirus Outbreak - Egypt opened its border crossing with Gaza on Tuesday for the first time since March, when it was closed in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Gaza...

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