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  • Why I Have Always Supported the Purchase of State of Israel Bonds

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 19, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    For twenty-five years since coming to my congregation, I have advocated that my members purchase State of Israel Bonds during the High Holiday season. I do so annually without hesitation, without second-thoughts and proudly for six reasons;

    [1] Purchasing Bonds is a concrete way... read on

  • “Now that I am old I admire kind people.” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 18, 2014 | 4:27 pm

    I am a collector of quotations on every conceivable theme. During the month of Elul each year I revisit my ever-expanding collection with particular focus on the midot, the moral and ethical virtues that are Judaism’s foundational values.

    The virtue of loving-kindness (Hebrew –... read on

  • The Rider and the Elephant – Truth Telling During Elul

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 17, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    ”What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.” So it is written in The Dhammapada, a collection of sayings of the Buddha.

    Was the Buddha right, that the mind can determine the... read on

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  • Apologies that are NOT Apologies

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 14, 2014 | 7:31 am

    Too many people think that they have done their duty by apologizing for their insensitive remarks to and about others, wrongs committed against others and acts of omission towards family, friends and co-workers when they say “If I hurt you, I am sorry.

    THAT is NOT an apology.... read on

  • 4 Articles About Hamas, Netanyahu, Settlements , and Fear among American Rabbis

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 7, 2014 | 6:05 am

    Now that the fighting has stopped, sober analysis of the most recent war has begun. Here are four articles I believe worth reading, among many.

     

    1. Failure in Gaza, By Assaf Sharon - New York Review of Books
    Assaf Sharon is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv... read on

  • When Egyptian Imams Study with American Rabbis

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 3, 2014 | 9:08 pm

    Sometimes light shines unexpectedly from unexpected places. Such was the case this week when I participated in a study seminar with a group of 10 American rabbis and 10 Egyptian imams.

    The ten Muslim scholars are visiting the United States from Egypt’s Al Azhar University. They... read on

  • A Podcast I Highly Recommend Coming out of Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 31, 2014 | 7:27 am

    For those who want, crave, need to be engaged with all things Israel, I have recently become a huge fan of a year-old podcast produced in Tel Aviv that I listen to daily.

    After I listened for two weeks, I emailed the station TLV1 to offer my complements and gratitude, and their... read on

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