Jewish Journal

Rabbi John L. Rosove

  • IRS Errs on Endorsing Candidate Charge

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I am very careful not to officially endorse or oppose candidates for political office from the bima, on temple stationery or temple e-mail. In

    26 years as a congregational rabbi, I have only lent my name formally in support of candidates four times (I am disinclined to ever do so...

  • Advice From a Jew to Pope Benedict XVI

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    We Jews number about 13 million souls worldwide, as opposed to the Roman Catholic Church's claim of 1.2 billion. One might argue that it is un-mitigated chutzpah for a rabbi to offer advice to the new pope as he begins his papacy. After all, what the church does is its own...

  • Hearing God

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Watching the sunrise over Lake Tahoe is one of my great summer pleasures. I usually awake before my family and, in solitude, watch as the contours of the lake begin to take shape in the morning light. The serene stillness of this mountain silence is punctuated later only with the...

  • Why I’m Leaving the Dialogue

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I believe in dialogue. That is why I have participated in the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue of Los Angeles for close to two years. I entered the dialogue because I know that ignorance of each other's faiths, legal traditions, histories, cultural and psychological perceptions can lead to...