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  • “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” – By Nathan Englander – Book Review

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 24, 2013 | 7:28 am

    What I appreciate most about Nathan Englander’s new collection of short stories, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” (publ. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), is not only his gifts as a writer, story teller and psychologically sophisticated observer of people, but that he... read on

  • Two Narratives - Two Truths

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 22, 2013 | 9:30 am

    Much will be said in the coming days and weeks about what negotiations mean, what Israel and the Palestinians are willing to do and give up, whether the gap is just too wide, and whether a two-state solution is possible given current thinking on both sides.

    I have just begun... read on

  • Six Quotations Above My Desk

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 11, 2013 | 7:07 am

    One of my hobbies is collecting quotations. Over the years I have gathered thousands of bits of truth, wisdom, insight, light, poetry, sayings, one-liners, and more extensive passages on virtually every conceivable theme. My ever-growing collection draws from the famous and the... read on

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  • “The Dead Sea Scrolls – A Biography” – Book Review and Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 9, 2013 | 7:13 pm

    If you have ever wondered what is so significant about the Dead Sea Scrolls, arguably the most significant archeological discovery of the 20th century, and would like a handbook to explain it all, this book by Dr. John J Collins, Professor of Old Testament Criticism and... read on

  • Losing Weight and Getting Fit

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 7, 2013 | 6:43 am

    Studies indicate that 70% of American adults and 30% of American kids are overweight or obese. When considering that staggering figure, how widespread today are common eating disorders, and the huge cost of medical care for those who suffer weight-related illnesses, it seems that... read on

  • Where Ever You Go There You Are! - Dvar Torah Parashat Mattot-Masei

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 4, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    Twenty years ago the physician and Zen Master, Jon Kabat-Zinn, wrote a book he called “Where Ever You Go There You Are.” The book’s title has stayed with me and it has helped me to focus not only on why I do what I do, but also on why others might behave as they do.

    We are who we... read on

  • The Challenge of Defining Who is a Jew and What is an Israeli Today – A Book Review

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 30, 2013 | 6:37 am

    "The 188th Crybaby Brigade – A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah," by Joel Chasnoff (publ. 2010) is a well-written, insightful, at times hysterically funny memoir of a young American Yeshiva bucher who sought to live the complete modern Jewish experience while... read on

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