Jewish Journal

  • The Truth About J Street

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 12, 2014 | 10:51 am

    At a recently convened Los Angeles J Street meeting with one of the leading candidates running for Congressman Henry Waxman’s 33rd Congressional District seat, the candidate asked us “Why does J Street support BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel?” He was... read on

  • On Humility and Kindness

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 11, 2014 | 6:48 am

    In the next several weeks I will have the privilege of praising publicly two dear friends and colleagues on the occasion of significant milestones in their lives and the lives of their synagogue communities.

    The first is Rabbi Ammi Hirsch, the Senior Rabbi of the Stephen S. Wise... read on

  • Are You Confused about the Cause of the Breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 7, 2014 | 8:33 am

    With each passing day experts are telling us why the negotiations for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke down.

    Some blame the Palestinians for deception, that Palestinian President Abbas never really wanted an agreement in the first place, that his... read on

  • Israel at 66

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 3, 2014 | 10:01 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians are in what US Secretary of State John Kerry calls a “pause,” and it is anyone’s guess what the future holds. At the moment polls suggest that most Israelis and Palestinians are pessimistic that a two-states for two peoples agreement will come any time... read on

  • A Sad Day for the American Jewish Community

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 1, 2014 | 7:10 am

    As a co-chair of the 800-member Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street, I am disappointed by the Conference of President's decision yesterday to reject J Street as a member organization of this umbrella group of American Jewish organizations. This rejection, clearly made on... read on

  • Why Money Given to Charity by Donald Sterling Can Be Accepted with Conditions

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 30, 2014 | 11:41 am

    The sullied moral character of Donald Sterling is clear to anyone with eyes and a conscience.

    In the days since his now infamous tapes were leaked we have learned that Sterling has been charitable to Jewish organizations and other groups, such as the NAACP. Why he has given money... read on

  • Gratitude to Reform Movement Institutions Supporting J Street’s Inclusion in President’s Conference

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 29, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    As a co-chair of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet (representing 800 rabbis from across the religious streams and hundreds of American Reform rabbis), as member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR - the Reform Rabbinical association) for the past 34 years, as... read on

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