Jewish Journal

  • There is More than One Way to be a Jew in Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 26, 2012 | 6:00 am

    It is important that those interested in a pluralistic democratic Jewish State of Israel support the recent Israeli Supreme Court Ruling granting state recognition and funding for Reform and Conservative rabbis in Israel. This is why I am posting this recent letter from Anat Hoffman,... read on

  • It is Forbidden to Despair

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 24, 2012 | 7:42 am

    My friend Marty Kaplan writes frequently for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and Huffington Post on media, politics and public policy – and his articles often shine a bright light on ill-fated trends, such as money in politics and its impact on our political system, democracy and... read on

  • A Weekend with Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 19, 2012 | 7:13 am

    My wife and I happily flew to Sacramento last week to attend our younger son David’s graduation from UC Davis. We had booked a few rooms at the more than 500 room Hyatt Regency Hotel adjacent to the Sacramento Convention Center, settled in for a weekend of celebration when suddenly... read on

  • An Israeli Climber Saves a Turkish Climber on Mount Everest

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 14, 2012 | 7:47 am

    Ever since the disaster on Mount Everest in 1996 as documented by Jon Krakauer in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, I have wondered what kind of person would need to climb the tallest mountain in the world (29,029 feet; 8,848 meters).

    I once asked my brother who is an avid... read on

  • An Emerging One-State Israel-Palestine Reality

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 11, 2012 | 9:13 am

    A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not look promising, though it is still possible. The window for a two-state solution is rapidly closing, and conversation is shifting to consider the meaning of an emerging one-state reality. Though polls show that both Israelis... read on

  • Reform Judaism in Israel Today!

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 8, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is growing dramatically and drawing into Jewish life Israelis from every corner of the country. Once Reform Judaism in Israel was understood as a transplant movement from the United States. Today, it is an Israeli movement inclusive... read on

  • How an Annual Physical Checkup Saved My Life!

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 5, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The “annual physical for healthy, asymptomatic adults is an inefficient gauge of health [and] more likely to find false positives than real disease.” (“Let’s (Not) Get Physicals,” by Elisabeth Rosenthal, Week in Review, New York Times, Sunday, June 3, page 1).

    The article... read on

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