Jewish Journal

  • The Future of Pro-Israel Activism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 28, 2012 | 5:43 am

    I have just returned from the 3rd annual J Street Conference in Washington D.C. attended by 2500 pro-Israel pro-peace activists from around the country and world. I was invited to deliver a statement to the plenary on the future of pro-Israel activism, and I offer those remarks here.... read on

  • Profile of a Right Wing Extremist – A Book Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 21, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Why do Right Wing Extremists (RWE) act the way they do? Why do they accept the flimsy excuses and obvious lies that their leaders proclaim and cling to them so dogmatically? Why do their leaders so often turn out to be crooks and hypocrites?

    These are the questions that Psychology... read on

  • The Revolutionary Impact of the Technology Explosion Explained!!!!!

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 20, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Barcelona Media, an interdisciplinary center of research and innovation, hosted the Norman Lear USC Annenberg Center director Marty Kaplan to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration on March 6, 2012.

    A disclaimer – Marty is a dear friend, but I was under no obligation to post... read on

  • Articles in the Saudi Press About Israel – A Perspective We Do Not Often Hear From Them

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 15, 2012 | 8:58 am

    The following are a bit dated (9 months) but I came upon them just now and thought that despite all the negatives we always hear about Israel coming from the Arab media, these are striking.

    On June 7, 2011, two Saudi columnists, the liberal Khalaf Al-Harbi, of the Saudi daily Okaz,... read on

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his... read on

  • Illegal Outposts – AIPAC and a 2-state solution?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 7, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When I was in Israel several weeks ago I had the opportunity to accompany one of Shalom Achshav’s Settlement Watch staffers on a 4 hour trek into the West Bank around Jerusalem to investigate building activity in both the “legal” settlements and the “illegal outposts.” The... read on

  • A Thought for Purim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 5, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    ְהָפוּך” in Hebrew means opposite, upside-down, reversed, or backward!

    However, in regards to the reading of the Book of Esther backwards, Jewish law (Halacha) says: “One who reads the Megilah backwards has not fulfilled the mitzvah (commandment) of reading the Megilah.”
    ... read on

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