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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Deferments in Battle and Ultimate Purposes – D’var Torah Shoftim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 29, 2014 | 9:57 am

    There are three deferments allowed soldiers going into battle according to this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim (see Deuteronomy 20:5-8).

    If a person has built a new house and not yet dedicated it, planted a vineyard and not yet harvested it, or paid the bridal price for a wife and... read on

  • Targeted Killing and International Law – An Israeli Expert Speaks

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 24, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    This morning (August 24) I listened to the TLV1 Podcast of “So Much to Say” that featured an interview conducted by host Hillel L. Cohen of Daniel Reyzner, an attorney, international law expert, and former head of the International Law Department of the IDF. The subject was... read on

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