Jewish Journal

  • The Disaster that is the Levi Committee’s Recommendations

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 18, 2012 | 6:25 am

    If a peaceful two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the goal of Israel’s leaders, as Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated, then the Levi Committee’s recommendations are anathema to that goal. Indeed, if the Israeli government were to adopt the recommendations... read on

  • Mr. President: Commute Jonathan Pollard’s Sentence

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 17, 2012 | 7:27 am

    Last December 1, 2011 I posted on my personal blog the following arguing for the release of Jonathan Pollard. Yesterday, from Israel Hillary Clinton once again stated that Pollard would remain imprisoned. For the life of me, I do not understand why, nor the rationale upon which... read on

  • On Choosing Our Leaders – D’var Torah Pinchas

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 11, 2012 | 6:00 am

    Is American Democracy, our tradition of free elections and our advancement as an enlightened society being compromised by big money in politics and an aversion to facts and rational discourse?

    I believe it is, and so what constitutes “enlightened leadership” becomes a central... read on

  • Extraordinary News for People with Cancer and Cancer Survivors

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 8, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    In today’s NY Times (Sunday, July 8 - front page, front section, above the fold) there is a must-read article for anyone who has cancer, who is a cancer survivor, who loves someone with cancer, and who might be high risk themselves (“In Leukemia Treatment, Glimpses of the future... read on

  • A Model of Jewish Virtue – Abraham and Moses vs. Balaam - Parashat Balak

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 5, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Balaam is hired in this week’s Parashat Balak by the Moabite King Balak to curse Israel as they traverse his territory, but Balaam blesses Israel instead with famous words now included in the morning liturgy: Mah tovu ohalecha Yaakov, Mishkenotecha Yisrael… “How good are your... read on

  • The March to War with Iran

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 1, 2012 | 6:16 am

    Jeremy Ben-Ami has written that “Those looking to advance political or communal agendas through pressing militarism and portraying diplomacy as weak are playing with fire. They run the risk of greasing the path to ill-advised military action that could set back rather than advance the interests of the United States and Israel.”


  • When Anger Overtakes us - D’var Torah Hukat

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 28, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    Recall the last time you became really angry, blindingly, uncontrollably angry, so filled with rage that you couldn’t think straight.

    What did you do about it? Did you act out or say anything? When you calmed down did you feel justified in what you’d felt and satisfied in having... read on

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