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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

May 3, 2020 3:31 am

Judaism’s Priorities During Coronavirus and Other Times

My nephew Dov, a philosopher, scholar, and rabbi of YAKAR Jerusalem, sent me an essay he recently published entitled “On Social Distancing and Deontology.” It...

April 26, 2020 5:53 am

Israel and the Diaspora

As we approach Israel’s Independence Day, the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora remains ambivalent. Israel is faced with constant existential threats and low-grade warfare....

April 19, 2020 7:03 am

Religion and COVID-19

There has been a great deal of negative publicity that religious communities in Israel and the United States were disregarding state and medical laws about...

April 5, 2020 7:06 am

Challenging Our Complacency and Reverence for Leaders on Passover

Pesach was always intended to be a challenge -- to our way of life and our values. Egypt, the most advanced civilization of its time, was...

March 29, 2020 8:43 am

A Walk in the Park Amid Coronavirus

This past Shabbat, I went for a walk around Central Park. It was a beautiful day. The air was cool and fresh. The sun was...

March 20, 2020 8:26 am

The Need for Jewish Proofreaders

I read The Economist religiously every week. Its coverage of world affairs in a concise and readable form, combined with its cultural, scientific, and review articles,...

March 18, 2020 6:34 am

A Response to COVID-19

Friends, we are living under conditions that we have never experienced before. It is not a Holocaust of course. But it is akin to the...

March 15, 2020 7:12 am

Eating the Golden Calf

Eating plays a very important part in Jewish rituals. Once upon a time, eating sacrifices in the Temple was the centerpiece of Jewish communal life....

March 8, 2020 3:08 am

Purim in 2020

Purim. Poor Him. But “poor” who? Ahasuerus the drunken incompetent sop of a passive king? Vashti the deposed queen? Esther, the #MeToo nice Jewish girl?...

February 23, 2020 4:40 am

The Significance and Shame(?) of Jewish Names

We Jews are hyper-sensitive. Recently, several people have told me how embarrassed they are that Jewish names are so prominent in the current spate of...

February 9, 2020 5:25 am

Judaism Commands Us to Protect the Environment

On Monday, we celebrate the New Year for trees! Yes, we were tree huggers long before it became fashionable. Where did we get it from? The...

February 2, 2020 12:35 pm

My Problem with Religion

Marx was right. Religion is the opiate of the masses. And Freud was right too that religion is wish-fulfillment and satisfies the need for a...

January 26, 2020 6:52 am

Erich Fromm and Religion Without God

Erich Fromm was one of the most influential psychiatrists of the last century. He was educated in Germany. When the Nazis came to power in...

January 19, 2020 6:46 am

How Jewish Genius and Anxiety Changed the World

Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 by Norman Lebrecht, is the best popular Jewish interest book in years. It is an amazing...


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

JNS.org - 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

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


Facebook Urged to Adopt International Antisemitism Definition

A coalition of 128 organizations has sent an open letter to Facebook's board of directors calling on the social media giant to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)...


As Gaza Border Heats Up, Hamas Fires Rocket Barrage Into Sea in Apparent &#...

As tensions continue to rise on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, the coastal enclave's ruling terrorist group, Hamas, fired a barrage...

Middle East

Lebanese Blogger’s Video Slamming Hezbollah Over Beirut Blast Goes Vi...

A Lebanese blogger’s video attacking Hezbollah in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut last week has gone viral...

August 10, 2020 10:38 am


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