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  • The Cauldron that is Hebron Today – Israel Journal Part IV

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 24, 2013 | 9:59 am

    I had not visited Hebron for forty years ago until my synagogue group did earlier this month. In this time so much yet so little has changed.

    In 1973 the city and surroundings had 40,000 Arab Muslim residents and 150 Jews. Today, there are 250,000 Palestinians and 8500 Jews.

    A... read on

  • If You Want To Be Politically Irrelevant, Support BDS – Israel Journal Part III

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 22, 2013 | 4:26 am

    I have much respect and personal fondness for Kathleen Peratis, and so I read with interest her thoughtful piece on Open Zion of The Daily Beast, “If You Want Two States, Support BDS."

    I share Kathleen’s sense of urgency to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before it is... read on

  • The “Jewish and Democratic” State of Israel – Israel Journal Part II

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 21, 2013 | 6:49 am

    The Israeli journalist and scholar Bernard Avishai said in Washington, D.C. at the J Street national convention earlier this month:

    For most Israelis and American Jews, the “Jewish” part of the phrase “Jewish and democratic” implies many things, which don’t necessarily work... read on

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  • Israel Journal - Part I

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 20, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    I have just returned from two weeks of meetings in Washington, D.C., Israel and the West Bank.

    Immediately before embarking for Israel, I attended the national conference of J Street in Washington, D.C.  J Street is a pro-Israel pro-peace political and educational organization... read on

  • “The Imperfect Paradise” by Linda Pastan

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 25, 2013 | 7:23 am

    If God had stopped work after the third day
    With Eden full of vegetables and fruits,
    If oak and lilac held exclusive sway
    Over a kingdom made of stems and roots,
    If landscape were the genius of creation
    And neither man nor serpent played a role
    And God must look to wind for... read on

  • Republican Craziness and Hubris Explained

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 22, 2013 | 9:03 am

    Paul Krugman and Marty Kaplan did not talk to each other last week nor coordinate their op-ed pieces in different newspapers, but they well could have.

    Marty writes in “The Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever” (The Los Angeles Jewish Journal, and The Huffington Post, September 16)... read on

  • We Are The Descendents of Believers - A Response to Ian Lustick in Light of Sukkot

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 20, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor, Ian Lustick, touched a raw nerve in the Jewish world this week after a piece he wrote called “Two-State Illusion” appeared on the front page of the New York Times Sunday Review (September 15). He said, among other things, that... read on

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