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  • “Sacred Faces” – A Photographer Evokes the Universal Human Spirit

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    5 days ago

    There are hundreds of photographic images of Buddhas and Christ figures, Virgin Marys and Saints, and real-life human beings including a meditating 70ish woman graced with a beatific face, and a 93 year-old Terezin, Auschwitz and death march survivor.

    There is a haunting shot of... read on

  • Can Israel be a Jewish State and a True Democracy?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    1 week ago

    One month before the Israeli election, on Tuesday, February 17 in Tel Aviv, hundreds of journalists, political leaders, diplomats, and opinion-makers attended the “Israel Conference on Democracy” sponsored by the New Israel Fund, the Begin Heritage Center, the Israel Democracy... read on

  • Purim Lessons for Jews in 2015

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    1 week ago

    It is Rosh Chodesh Adar and that means Purim is coming in a particularly difficult time for Jews and the state of Israel.

    Given the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, the brutality and threat of Islamic extremists, the Iran nuclear negotiations, the moribund... read on

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  • Bibi is Irresponsibly Shaking Up American Jewish Bi-Partisan Support for Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    2 weeks ago

    The American Jewish community, American rabbis who normally do not speak critically of Israeli actions, members of Congress who have been part of a bi-partisan bloc of support for Israel and the Israeli Prime Minister for decades, are all being tested as never before by Prime... read on

  • Being There - Parashat Mishpatim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    2 weeks ago

    More than twenty years ago I read a wonderful book the title of which I’ve never forgotten because it states such a profound and obvious truth – Where ever you go – There you are! The book was written by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center... read on

  • Register to Vote in the World Zionist Congress Elections

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    3 weeks ago

    One of the most important steps that Diaspora Jews can take to support Israel’s democracy, pluralism and bond with world Jewry and the state of Israel is to vote in this year’s World Zionist Congress election that is open for registration and voting through April 15, 2015.

    The... read on

  • If This Enrages You - Then Do Something About It

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    3 weeks ago

    I have printed Anat Hoffman's most recent letter from the Israeli Religious Action Center's weekly email "The Pluralist" because, if you are like me, what she says will enrage you and inspire you to do something in response. Please sign the IRAC's Petition and send this blog to... read on

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