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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

October 15, 2021 10:01 am

Parshat Lech Lecha: No One Is Perfect

Abraham is the first, full character study in the Torah. The “ten generations” between Adam and Noah, and then again between Noah and Abraham, are...

October 8, 2021 10:45 am

Shabbat Noah: The Curse of Canaan

After the great flood, Noah emerged from the ark with his family. He offered a thanksgiving sacrifice to God. And then the first thing he...

October 1, 2021 10:44 am

Shabbat Bereishit: Disobedience

After the first chapter of Genesis describes the creation of the physical universe, the rest of the book goes on to deal with the often-ambivalent...

September 23, 2021 12:18 pm

Sukkot: A Different Kind of Festival

The ancient festival of Sukkot has numerous elements to it. First is the Sukkah. We value our homes and the security of our little palaces,...

September 15, 2021 11:53 am

A Day Like No Other

The Torah says of Yom Kippur, “For this day will atone for you, to cleanse you of your sins and you will be purified before...

September 10, 2021 11:29 am

Shabbat Shuvah: Why God Hides

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is always called the Shabbat Shuvah, or the Shabbat of Return. In the Torah reading this week, Moses...

September 3, 2021 12:17 pm

Rosh Hashanah and the Shmitah

Our New Year starts on the evening of September 6 (year 5782 in the Jewish calendar), and ushers in the new Sabbatical year. In Hebrew...

August 27, 2021 1:23 pm


I was brought up to despise the word appeasement. It was the ideology favored by much of the British aristocracy and political leaders before the...

August 20, 2021 10:52 am

Judaism and Monarchies

I am amazed that so many Americans are enamored with the British Monarchy. When I was the  principal of Carmel College in 1973, we hosted...

August 13, 2021 1:41 pm

The Igbo Jews of Nigeria

In 1960, Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom. As with many new African states, the borders of the country did not reflect earlier ethnic,...

August 6, 2021 10:37 am

If You Don’t Love Your Synagogue, Try Something New

It is only a month until the “Days of Awe,” the Yamim Noraim. Actually, I have no idea where the term "High Holidays" comes from....

July 30, 2021 11:09 am

Should We Call Jews the ‘Chosen People’?

I dislike the expression “The Chosen People." It is not that I have any problem with the idea that different peoples may have different missions...

July 25, 2021 7:50 am

Uncritical Race Theory

Let me say at the outset that Critical Race Theory is a dangerous, completely unsubstantiated pseudo-theory of race that has now become dogma in academia....

July 16, 2021 11:39 am

Why Are UK Rabbis Trying to Stop Women From Divorcing?

We often witness the insensitivity and negativity of rabbis who seem unaware of the damage they can do when they claim to be upholding Jewish...


Tufts University Unveils Plan on Antisemitism as More Than Half of Students...

Tufts University is taking new steps to address antisemitism based on a "troubling" survey showing that Jewish students are concealing...


Netanyahu Rejects ‘Moral Turpitude’ Clause in Plea Deal

i24 News – Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu published a video on Monday in which he vowed to remain leader of the Likud Party, stressing that he did not...

Middle East

UAE Blocks Missiles as Yemen’s Houthis Attack Region’s Business...

The United Arab Emirates, the tourism and commercial hub of the Gulf region, on Monday said it had foiled a...


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