Jewish Journal

  • Lunch with Islamic Center of Southern California Imam Asim Buyuksoy

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 5, 2015 | 8:07 am

    Educated, soft-spoken, kind-hearted, moderate, and charming - Imam Asim Buyuksoy believes in interfaith dialogue and in developing interethnic relationships with all communities in Los Angeles.

    This was my third meeting with Imam Buyuksoy. He was one of a number of clergy we... read on

  • The Fox and the Fish - Jews and Torah Today

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 2, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This week’s Torah portion is Yitro in which God reveals the divine Self at Mount Sinai and the Torah is given to Moses and the Israelites.

    A well-known tale from the Talmud (B'rachot 61b) tells the story of the great Rabbi Akiva (circa 40-137 CE) who in defiance of the Romans... read on

  • We Are Still Waiting – D’var Torah B’shalach

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 30, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Upon liberation, even after all the signs and wonders that devastated Egypt and its gods, the people were so accustomed to small-minded thinking (moach katnut) that they complained to Moses: “Why did you bring us up from Egypt, to kill us … with thirst?”
    God instructed Moses:... read on

  • Dr. Martin Luther King & The Jewish Community – Then and Now

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 28, 2015 | 10:25 am

    This week I was interviewed by German Public Radio for a story on the Jewish community’s relationship with the civil rights movement as a consequence of my synagogue’s celebration last week of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s appearance in our congregation.

    The role of Jews in... read on

  • Zionist Hope Personified

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 26, 2015 | 8:24 am

    Subscribing to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz would be worth it just to hear the young and eloquent Labor Member of the Knesset Stav Shaffir speak for less than three minutes in the Knesset when she argued eloquently, passionately and directly what Zionism is and has always been... read on

  • Anyone But Bibi!

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 22, 2015 | 7:32 am

    In the last few days PM Netanyahu’s scheduled speech before the US Congress as orchestrated by Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, a former chief Netanyahu aid and arguably the most political foreign diplomat from Israel we may ever have seen, has inspired a huge... read on

  • 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King at Temple Israel of Hollywood

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    January 21, 2015 | 9:23 am

    On February 25, 1965, only seventy-five days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, only four days after Malcolm X was assassinated in New York, and two months before his march from Selma to Montgomery, Dr. King spoke in the Sanctuary of my... read on

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