Jewish Journal

  • Readings for Your Home Seder - 5772

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 4, 2012 | 7:39 am

    I offer 4 items to include in your Seders with suggested placement in the ritual. Why 4? Because the #4 and multiples (i.e. 40 - 400) occur repeatedly in Jewish tradition, cross-culturally and in the Seder itself The number “4” is symbolic representing sh’lei-mut (wholeness,... read on

  • Chatati l’fanecha v’tislach li Nelson Mandela

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 2, 2012 | 10:51 am

    I am grateful to David Bedein, the Director of the Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research at the Beit Agron International Press Center in Jerusalem for his comment and input on Marwan Barghouti’s crimes and demeanor at his trial for multiple murders. Mr.... read on

  • Response to readers regarding my recent blog - “The New Mandela”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 2, 2012 | 6:51 am

    A number of angry comments have been written in response to my recent blog “The New Mandela.” I feel it necessary to respond to them and make several points.

    First, the article I posted titled “The New Mandela” was written by long-time veteran Israeli journalist and peace... read on

  • “The New Mandela”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 31, 2012 | 8:55 pm

    I met Marwan Barghouti in his Ramallah offices with a group of Reform Rabbis in 1998. He was a soft-spoken moderate then, and told us that he accepted the principle of a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Much, however, has transpired since then.

    The... read on

  • On Peter Beinart’s Call for Limited BDS of West Bank Settlements

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 29, 2012 | 6:11 am

    I wrote several weeks ago on this blog about the BDS movement and its essentially anti-Israel and anti-Semitic delegitimization back-drop.

    Since then the journalist Peter Beinart has called for a boycott of West Bank settlement products in an op-ed piece in the NY Times on March 18.... read on

  • The Future of Pro-Israel Activism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 28, 2012 | 5:43 am

    I have just returned from the 3rd annual J Street Conference in Washington D.C. attended by 2500 pro-Israel pro-peace activists from around the country and world. I was invited to deliver a statement to the plenary on the future of pro-Israel activism, and I offer those remarks here.... read on

  • Profile of a Right Wing Extremist – A Book Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 21, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Why do Right Wing Extremists (RWE) act the way they do? Why do they accept the flimsy excuses and obvious lies that their leaders proclaim and cling to them so dogmatically? Why do their leaders so often turn out to be crooks and hypocrites?

    These are the questions that Psychology... read on

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