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Art and Healing Go Hand in Hand

By Rabbi John Rosove

May 6, 2012 | 5:37 pm

After I posted this morning my piece, “Music and the Arts – A Spiritual Necessity” my cousins, Susan and Leonard Nimoy, passed along to me the following video link from CBS News on... read on

  • Music and the Arts – A Spiritual Necessity

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 6, 2012 | 8:23 am

    This address by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of the music division at The Boston Conservatory, though already 8 years old, came to me from a friend this week. I was so moved by it that I wanted to share it with you.

    Paulnack says:

    “I have come to understand that music is... read on

  • “Yehudei America: Limdu ivrit!” (American Jews: Learn Hebrew!)

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 3, 2012 | 11:29 am

    In a recent article published in the Jewish Forward (April 13, 2012), reflecting on the ever-widening cultural gulf between American Jewry and Israelis, the journalist and author David Hazony challenged the American Jew to learn Hebrew. Here is some of what he wrote:

    “…there... read on

  • In Memoriam - Howard Epstein - 20 Years Ago Today

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 30, 2012 | 5:26 pm

    The day after the Rodney King verdict twenty years ago I received a call from long-time Temple Israel members, Lillian and Marty Epstein, that their son Howard (who was about my age) was missing. As soon as the rioting had begun, Howard flew from Oakland Airport near his family home... read on

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  • Yehuda Amichai Poems on this Yom Haatzmaut

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 26, 2012 | 6:50 am

    An Arab Shepherd Is Searching For His Goat On Mount Zion
    An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion
    and on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy.
    An Arab shepherd and a Jewish father
    both in their temporary failure.
    Our two voices met above
    the Sultan’s... read on

  • Myths and Facts – The Palestinian Christian Population – Background Paper

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 25, 2012 | 7:41 am

    In September I posted on my personal blog a link to a background paper recently published on the Palestinian Christian population. This study was an eye-opener for me and I recommend it to you (see link below).

    In my own journeys to the Israel and the West Bank I was left with the... read on

  • Yom Haatzmaut – Reflections 2012

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 24, 2012 | 8:00 am

    Who could have imagined 64 years ago that Israel would become as economically viable, politically and militarily strong, technologically advanced, and creatively cutting-edge as it is today?

    Who would have dreamed that Israel’s Jewish population would grow from 600,000 souls in... read on

  • The Soul’s Yearning to be Near God - D’var Torah Parashat Sh’mini

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 19, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Our sages debate the nature of the sin that was so grave that Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s sons, died after they offered alien fire before God. The text says of their fate Vatetze esh mi lifnei Adonai va-tochal otam vayamutu - “And fire came forth from God and consumed them, and thus... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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