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  • Articles in the Saudi Press About Israel – A Perspective We Do Not Often Hear From Them

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 15, 2012 | 8:58 am

    The following are a bit dated (9 months) but I came upon them just now and thought that despite all the negatives we always hear about Israel coming from the Arab media, these are striking.

    On June 7, 2011, two Saudi columnists, the liberal Khalaf Al-Harbi, of the Saudi daily Okaz,... read on

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his... read on

  • Illegal Outposts – AIPAC and a 2-state solution?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 7, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When I was in Israel several weeks ago I had the opportunity to accompany one of Shalom Achshav’s Settlement Watch staffers on a 4 hour trek into the West Bank around Jerusalem to investigate building activity in both the “legal” settlements and the “illegal outposts.” The... read on

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  • A Thought for Purim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 5, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    ְהָפוּך” in Hebrew means opposite, upside-down, reversed, or backward!

    However, in regards to the reading of the Book of Esther backwards, Jewish law (Halacha) says: “One who reads the Megilah backwards has not fulfilled the mitzvah (commandment) of reading the Megilah.”
    ... read on

  • Sari Nusseibeh’s Critique of Israel as a “Jewish State”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 2, 2012 | 8:36 am

    My friend, Rabbi Stanley Davids, writes from Jerusalem in response to my review of Sari Nusseibeh’s autobiography Once Upon A Country – A Palestinian Life and referred me to a recent article in the English language Al Jazeera in which Dr. Nusseibeh critiques the Israeli... read on

  • Sari Nusseibeh – Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life – A Must Read

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 1, 2012 | 10:58 am

    It has taken me five years to read Sari Nusseibeh’s autobiography since it was first published in 2007. I now recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the Palestinian experience during the past 45 years. That experience is brought to light by this brilliant and sensitive... read on

  • ‘There You Go Again’ – The BDS Movement and Israel Apartheid Week

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 23, 2012 | 7:51 pm

    For the 8th year on campuses around the world, the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement is organizing for Israel Apartheid Week to take place during the next several weeks.

    Israel Apartheid Week is part of an international delegitimization campaign against the... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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