Jewish Journal

  • Just Imagine - Parashat B’reishit

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 12, 2012 | 6:31 am

    One of the most important verses in all of Torah appears in this week’s Torah portion B’reishit: “And God said: Let us make the human being in our image, after our likeness” (Vayomer Elohim, naaseh Adam b’tzalmeinu kidmuteinu…” (Genesis 1:26).

    Notice that God seems to be speaking... read on

  • What Mitt Romney and Lance Armstrong Have In Common

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 11, 2012 | 7:12 am

    Mitt Romney's constant rewriting of his history and the story about Lance Armstrong’s massive cheating scandal (see New York Times, “Details of Doping Scheme Paint Armstrong as Leader”) both demonstrate the truth of Mark Twain’s quip: “Of all the animals, man is the only one that... read on

  • Torah Can Come to Us From Anywhere – Even a Barber’s Chair!

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 7, 2012 | 6:54 am

    It isn’t often that the Torah portion of the week and my getting a haircut coincide, but it did last week.

    For years Susie Polin has cut my hair. She has a huge heart, is a artist who cuts hair for a living and a Sephardic Jew whose family origins are from Greece.

    Last week’s... read on

  • America’s and Israel’s “Red-Lines” in Iran’s March to Build a Nuclear Bomb

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 4, 2012 | 7:32 am

    In the past year President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have conferred continuously about when Iran’s nuclear bomb program should be “disrupted” by military action should economic and political sanctions not succeed in halting Iran’s march to build a bomb.

    ... read on
  • Jealousy of The Superior Man

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 1, 2012 | 5:15 am

    As we enter the last weeks of the presidential election campaign I confess to being confounded by the intensity of hatred felt and expressed by many Republicans towards President Obama.

    Yes, there are policy differences between Democrats and Republicans.

    Yes, people blame... read on

  • My High Holiday Sermons - 5753/2012

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 29, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    You can read each of my High Holiday sermons on the Temple Israel of Hollywood Website – www.tioh.org (Go to “About Us” and click “Clergy” then “From the Clergy Study”). Or click http://www.tioh.org/about-us/clergy/aboutus-clergy-clergystudy

    “For a Good and Happy New Year” (Erev... read on

  • Mining The Soul - D’var Torah Haazinu

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 27, 2012 | 7:51 am

    So much of Torah is metaphor. Indeed, if we read this classic Jewish text only according to its plane meaning we miss the greater truths and the richer opportunities for understanding and transcendence.

    The poetry of Ha-a-zinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-43) is as fine an example of... read on

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