Jewish Journal

My Daughter’s Israel

By Jeremy Fine

July 24, 2014 | 3:48 pm

Today my daughter turns two years old. She is a young and innocent child like all of our children. She loves when I pick her up and play superman. She gets excited when Kermit the Frog... read on

  • The Picture Frame Always Wins

    By Jeremy Fine

    April 2, 2014 | 4:09 pm

    There are moments on the pulpit that can be incredibly frustrating. There is truly no correct answer when a congregant says “why weren’t you there?” This is not just about moments of loss or illness, but rather social events or other daily programs. The best answer is an apology,... read on

  • Top Jewish MLB Stories for 2014

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 16, 2014 | 7:37 am

    This year's Top 10 Jewish stories to look for on the Diamond:

    10) Re-emergence of Aaron Poreda
    A few years ago we were talking about Poreda as next in line of solid Jewish MLBer starters. He emerged quickly with the White Sox and was a major piece of the Jake Peavy trade.... read on

  • AMERICA’S TOP SPORTS RABBIS (TheGreatRabbino.com)

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 16, 2014 | 7:29 am

    About a month ago we decided to launch our own version  of Top Rabbis. Now that Newsweek is not publishing a list, we hope that this article will fill the void. We got many applicants for the two categories; Rabbis who are/were actual athletes and Rabbis who are sports enthusiasts.... read on


    By Jeremy Fine

    January 23, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Over the last few years there have been lists after lists of TOP RABBIS. There was Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis in America, The Forward had a list of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis, and recently Jewrotica.com ran a list of Hottest Rabbis. We are getting into the action and looking for... read on

  • A Kippah in a Kippahless Land

    By Jeremy Fine

    December 31, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    I have worn a hat every day of my life since I was five or six years old. I wore a hat to school, I wore a hat when I came home from work, and I wore a hat on lazy Sundays. I have had all the classics; the first year Marlins cap, the Los Angeles Raiders hip hop hats, and basically... read on

  • Moral Expectations vs. Religious Obligations

    By Jeremy Fine

    December 23, 2013 | 9:08 am

    This past week I spent five days studying with my rabbi, Rabbi Joel Roth, at the Rabbinical Assembly’s Rav haMakshir conference in New York. We spent time talking about the ethical behaviors behind animal slaughter (note the vegetarian in me was suffering throughout) and the... read on

  • A Jewish Exploration of Halloween - The Sermon

    By Jeremy Fine

    November 4, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    Below is the sermon I gave last Shabbat at Temple of Aaron. Please note that there is a paper that has been submitted to the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards with credited sources and a version of that can be found HERE. Thank you to my chervuta Charlie... read on

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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