Jewish Journal

  • “People’s Park” – An Enduring Memory After 45 Years

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 25, 2014 | 7:07 am

    May 22 and 23, 1969 are days that I will always remember. I was a sophomore at UC Berkeley. The Vietnam War was raging. A third world college strike against the university had shut down classes earlier that year. Tension could be cut with a knife on the Berkeley campus and on... read on

  • David Suissa Wrong on the Facts About J Street

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 21, 2014 | 9:52 am

    In last week’s edition of The Los Angeles Jewish Journal, David Suissa wrote a scathing attack against J Street that was not only filled with factual errors, but was an unwarranted assault on the values that J Street represents that are held by the majority of American Jews... read on

  • Setting the Record Straight About J Street - by Jeremy Ben Ami, Times of Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 14, 2014 | 6:36 am

    As a follow-up to my blog yesterday entitled "The Truth About J Street," I include a longer letter written by J Street's President Jeremy Ben Ami in "Times of Israel" yesterday called "Setting the Record Straight about J Street" in which he responds to many of the false charges... read on

  • The Truth About J Street

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 12, 2014 | 10:51 am

    At a recently convened Los Angeles J Street meeting with one of the leading candidates running for Congressman Henry Waxman’s 33rd Congressional District seat, the candidate asked us “Why does J Street support BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel?” He was... read on

  • On Humility and Kindness

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 11, 2014 | 6:48 am

    In the next several weeks I will have the privilege of praising publicly two dear friends and colleagues on the occasion of significant milestones in their lives and the lives of their synagogue communities.

    The first is Rabbi Ammi Hirsch, the Senior Rabbi of the Stephen S. Wise... read on

  • Are You Confused about the Cause of the Breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 7, 2014 | 8:33 am

    With each passing day experts are telling us why the negotiations for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke down.

    Some blame the Palestinians for deception, that Palestinian President Abbas never really wanted an agreement in the first place, that his... read on

  • Israel at 66

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 3, 2014 | 10:01 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians are in what US Secretary of State John Kerry calls a “pause,” and it is anyone’s guess what the future holds. At the moment polls suggest that most Israelis and Palestinians are pessimistic that a two-states for two peoples agreement will come any time... read on

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Rabbi John L. Rosove assumed his duties as Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood in November 1988. A native of Los Angeles, he earned a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley...

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