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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

August 9, 2019 3:57 pm

Recounting the History of Yemeni Jews on Tisha B’Av

Ever since I first visited a Yemenite community in Israel way back in 1958, I have had a soft spot for Yemeni Jews -- for...

July 28, 2019 5:27 am

Rabbis Who Ban

People have every right to decide what they will read or listen to and what they will not. They also have the right to try...

July 21, 2019 7:18 am

Fasting and the Seventeenth of Tammuz

Five really bad things happened to the Jewish people on the Seventeenth of Tammuz. Which is why we fast then from dawn to dusk. This...

July 14, 2019 5:43 am

The Absurdity of Paper Prayers at the Western Wall

In 1974, when Henry Kissinger was pressuring Golda Meir to make concessions in the interest of peace in the Middle East, Golda took him to...

June 30, 2019 8:06 am

Shaking Hands, Modesty, and #MeToo

I was brought up in Britain at a time when civility and good manners were regarded as next to godliness. This applied to how you...

June 23, 2019 5:27 am

Israel Should Work With China, Despite Its Government and Human Rights Abuses

For as long as I can recall, I have been an idealist. I have always tried my best to support the underdog, the oppressed, and...

June 16, 2019 5:54 am

God Is in the Silence

The fourth book of the Bible was called Numbers by early Christian scholars. I guess this is because it starts off with a national census....

June 11, 2019 7:55 am

Shavuot and Cheesecake

Shavuot is the poor relative of the three pilgrim and harvest festivals mentioned in the Torah. It has none of the range of special rituals...

June 2, 2019 6:47 am

The Bible and the Death Penalty

I have always been disturbed by the number of times the Bible declares “He, She or It, shall be put to death.” It doesn’t matter...

May 27, 2019 6:28 am

Herman Wouk: A Proud Champion of Judaism

Herman Wouk, who died recently at the age of 103, was one of the most successful American novelists. Surprisingly, he was also a practicing Orthodox...

May 5, 2019 5:35 am

The Holocaust and Remembering Ben Hecht

Yom HaShoah is an appropriate time to remember Ben Hecht. Colin Shindler has an excellent piece on him in The Jewish Chronicle, and two weeks...

April 25, 2019 12:11 pm

Why Asking Questions Is Good

The Haggadah that we read on Pesach was a response to the tragic loss of the Temple and Jewish political autonomy some 2,000 years ago....

April 19, 2019 10:04 am

State and Religion in Israel on Pesach

The return of a right-wing government in Israel, heavily reliant on religious parties, is a matter of some concern because of the increasing encroachment of...

April 15, 2019 5:22 am

How to Make This Year’s Seder a Meaningful One

For some of us, every minute of the two seder nights is an absolute delight. Even the preparation and the cleaning. There is no other...


New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...


How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...


‘Miracle’ Door That Prevented Yom Kippur Massacre at German Syn...

The enormous door at the entrance to the main synagogue in the central German city of Halle that withstood the...


Israeli Tech Company Aims to Protect Vehicles From Hackers

Just like a smartphone or computer, any object -- even a car -- that is connected to a online network is at risk of being hacked. One Israeli company is...

Middle East

Egypt’s Strongman Extends Crackdown to a New Foe – Soap Operas

Gamal el Adl's company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East. Its gritty soap operas, touching on drug addiction amongst the middle classes, sexual abuse...

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