Jewish Journal

  • Gaza Today - Yehiyeh Tov by Jonatan Gefen and David Bruza

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 15, 2012 | 7:35 am

    Anyone who has visited Sderot in the south near the Gaza border must appreciate why Israel cannot tolerate the hundreds and thousands of missiles launched indiscriminately by Hamas from Gaza on Israeli cities and settlements.

    The Israeli targeted killing this week of Ahmad... read on

  • “The Other Son” – a Film Review

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 14, 2012 | 11:01 am

    The French film-maker Lorraine Levy has told a provocative and moving story in “The Other Son” about an accidental baby-switch in a Haifa hospital during a Scud missile attack in the first Gulf War. A Muslim Palestinian-born baby boy consequently came to be raised in a... read on

  • Post-Election Reflections on the JStreetPAC Agenda

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 8, 2012 | 8:05 am

    Already, many of us are hoping that after President Obama’s inauguration and Israeli Elections this January, President Obama will make a visit to the Middle East, meet with Israelis and Palestinians, and bring a strong proposal for a new round of negotiations leading to a... read on

  • J Street Poll of American Jewish Electorate – Must Reading

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 7, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    The poll below is necessary reading for anyone interested in the American Jewish community’s voting behavior in the 2012 election, its concerns about Israel and peace with the Palestinians. The poll puts to bed the canard that the American Jewish community is behaving substantially... read on

  • “The Good Girls Revolt” – by Lynn Povich – Recommended Reading

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 4, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    “The Good Girls Revolt – How The Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Work Place,” by Lynn Povich, is a painstakingly researched story of one of the seminal events affecting the rights of women in the American work place in the early years of the women’s movement.

    ... read on
  • Book Review - Deadlines and Disruptions - My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 14, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    I will not review Stephen B. Shepard’s fascinating memoir Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital mainly because I do not know enough about journalism or the revolution that has transformed how we receive information since the advent of the digital age to... read on

  • Just Imagine - Parashat B’reishit

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 12, 2012 | 6:31 am

    One of the most important verses in all of Torah appears in this week’s Torah portion B’reishit: “And God said: Let us make the human being in our image, after our likeness” (Vayomer Elohim, naaseh Adam b’tzalmeinu kidmuteinu…” (Genesis 1:26).

    Notice that God seems to be speaking... 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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