Jewish Journal

  • America’s and Israel’s “Red-Lines” in Iran’s March to Build a Nuclear Bomb

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 4, 2012 | 7:32 am

    In the past year President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have conferred continuously about when Iran’s nuclear bomb program should be “disrupted” by military action should economic and political sanctions not succeed in halting Iran’s march to build a bomb.

    ... read on
  • Jealousy of The Superior Man

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 1, 2012 | 5:15 am

    As we enter the last weeks of the presidential election campaign I confess to being confounded by the intensity of hatred felt and expressed by many Republicans towards President Obama.

    Yes, there are policy differences between Democrats and Republicans.

    Yes, people blame... read on

  • My High Holiday Sermons - 5753/2012

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 29, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    You can read each of my High Holiday sermons on the Temple Israel of Hollywood Website – www.tioh.org (Go to “About Us” and click “Clergy” then “From the Clergy Study”). Or click http://www.tioh.org/about-us/clergy/aboutus-clergy-clergystudy

    “For a Good and Happy New Year” (Erev... read on

  • Mining The Soul - D’var Torah Haazinu

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 27, 2012 | 7:51 am

    So much of Torah is metaphor. Indeed, if we read this classic Jewish text only according to its plane meaning we miss the greater truths and the richer opportunities for understanding and transcendence.

    The poetry of Ha-a-zinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-43) is as fine an example of... read on

  • “Netanyahu - Pull Back” by Rabbi Eric Yoffie

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 25, 2012 | 5:45 am

    Rabbi Eric Yoffie, immediate past President of the Union for Reform Judaism, is one of the most articulate advocates for Israel in America today. He writes regularly for Huffington Post, Haaretz, and the Jerusalem Post, and his most recent piece on Prime Minister Netanyahu and... read on

  • The Measure Of Our Character - Reflections For Shabbat T’shuvah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 21, 2012 | 8:55 am

    During this intense period of introspection we Jews are called upon to reflect deeply about our values as individuals and as a community, our behavior and ethical standards, and the condition of our souls. Much of the process of t'shuvah (repentance) centers on “character.”

    Here... read on

  • Governor Romney’s Failure Of Character And Ours

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 19, 2012 | 6:31 am

    As Governor Mitt Romney’s campaign for President collapses as a consequence of his flawed character, the following quotations help shed light on what plagues him and far too many in this country. They also offer decent people within both the Republican and Democratic parties... read on

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Rabbi John L. Rosove assumed his duties as Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood in November 1988. A native of Los Angeles, he earned a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley...

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