Jewish Journal

  • 3 Year Israeli and Palestinian Textbook Study Provokes Controversy

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 4, 2013 | 9:16 am

    This morning I spoke by phone to Jerusalem with Felice Friedson (The Media Line's - TML - co-founder and its current President and CEO) about a new U.S. State Department-funded study on Israeli and Palestinian textbooks that soon will be released.

    The article “Text-Book Study... read on

  • “Open Heart” by Elie Wiesel - Book Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 3, 2013 | 7:49 am

    This little volume reminds me of a conversation once between Picasso and an art critique who asked the Master how long it took him to draw a piece that had only a few lines evoking the image of a man. Picasso said, “A life-time.”

    So too is Elie Wiesel’s new book in which he... read on

  • “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

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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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