Jewish Journal

  • “The Gatekeepers” - A Must-See Film

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 30, 2013 | 9:42 am

    The film “Gatekeepers” was made, according to Director Dror Moreh, for Israelis who do not think much about the lives of Palestinians living in the West Bank under Israeli occupation nor about the negative and corrosive impact the occupation has had on the moral and political... read on

  • A War Between Brethren?

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 29, 2013 | 8:32 am

    So threatened Ohed Shaked, a self-described Hareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) teacher of citizenship in an open letter to Yair Lapid, as printed in the Israeli daily Yideot Achronot (January 24).

    Mr. Shaked expressed the view that Lapid’s success in the recent elections (19 seats) means... read on

  • “If you can’t win by playing fair, cheat!”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 27, 2013 | 8:28 am

    So writes Charles Blow of the Republican Party on the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times (January 25, 2013).

    In key toss-up states controlled by Republican legislatures in the most recent presidential contest, the Republican Party had attempted to skew the vote towards Governor... read on

  • The Israeli Election – A View from America

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 25, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    Israelis have spoken – that is, 67.52% of Israel has spoken equaling 3,777,977 votes with a smaller percentage of Israeli Arabs voting than ever before. In the next six weeks we will learn what the ruling coalition will look like.

    There were some big surprises in the final vote... read on

  • “And Hope and History Rhyme” - Seamus Heaney

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 21, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    As I watched today and saw one million citizens standing on the Washington Mall waving small American flags in a flutter of red, white and blue as the first African American President was inaugurated for the second time, I felt such deep pride in being an American.

    On NPR’s “Talk... read on

  • “Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: U.S. Jews are fed up with not being valued” by Rabbi Eric Yoffie in

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 16, 2013 | 8:12 am

    Rabbi Eric Yoffie has challenged Prime Minister Netanyahu to bring religious pluralism to the Jewish state and show respect and honor to Reform and Conservative Jews in Israel and the Diaspora.

    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:

    American Jews are exceedingly agitated about... read on

  • “In Israel, despair is not an option!”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 13, 2013 | 7:53 am

    It would be easy to throw up one’s hands in despair about prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal anytime soon. Most of the news is negative except that Israeli pollsters say the vast majority of Israelis dearly want peace and accept the principle of a two-state solution,... read on

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