Jewish Journal

  • What To Think About This Iraqi Mess

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 22, 2014 | 7:26 am

    After the First Gulf War, Saddam Hussein said that if he were ever to be overthrown Iraqis would end up murdering each other.

    Indeed, that psychopathic killer was right.

    The mess that is Iraq today is beyond tragic for Iraqis most of all, but also for the United States. Five... read on

  • Bring Back Our Boys

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 19, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    We send our prayers for the safety, health, courage, strength, and quick return home and to their families of three young Israeli teens, Gilad Shaar (age 16), Eyal Tifrach (age 19) and Naftali Frankel (age 16) who were kidnapped a week ago (all indications suggest by Hamas) in the Gush Etzion region of Israel.

    May their captors free them. Na hashiveinu et bachureinu u-vaneinu habaita!

    The following UTube expresses what is in the heart of the Jewish people and all peoples who cherish peace.


  • The Presbyterian Church (USA) Is At It Again In Its Unfair Criticism of Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 17, 2014 | 6:35 am

    Rachel Lerner is the Senior Vice President for Community Relations at J Street and a friend. She attended this week the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Detroit in which she spoke on a panel where she urged Presbyterian commissioners to vote against an... read on

  • Prayers For the Safe Return of Three Israeli Abducted Teens

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 16, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    The kidnapping of three Israeli teens hitch-hiking in the area of Gush Etzion has filled the hearts of the Jewish people and all decent human beings the world over. I join with our people in wishing for the safe and peaceful return of Eyal Ifrach, Gil'ad Sha-ar, and Naftali Frenkel... read on

  • 18-Chai Attributes for Elevated Leadership in a Synagogue Community

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 15, 2014 | 7:22 am

    Before I formally installed my synagogue’s Officers and Trustees to our Board of Trustees this past week ushering in the next term of service to our community, I shared with my congregation a list that I call the “18-Chai Attributes For Leadership in a Synagogue Community.”  The... read on

  • On The J Street Summit In San Francisco

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 13, 2014 | 10:13 am

    Last week, my wife Barbara and I attended the West Coast Summit meeting of J Street in San Francisco. I was honored to be asked, as the co-chair of the national Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street that includes 800 rabbis and cantors from across the religious streams, to be part of the... read on

  • My Cousin – Israel’s New President

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 10, 2014 | 9:19 am

    I do not know my third cousin, Ruby Rivlin, very well. We corresponded 14 years ago when the “Who is a Jew” issue came before the Knesset. He was an advocate for a change in the law that, had it passed, would have defined for purposes of aliyah under the Law of Return that a Jew is... read on

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