September 23, 2018

Rabbi John Rosove’s Blog

In Egypt, wherever a Jew went, light also went because the light was in them. That is what it means to be a Jew. To live the light, to be a light to others, and to hope.
2000 Israelis singing their hearts out - Kookoolam!
His eyes opened as in a dream / And he heard a soft murmuring sound / Like the sound breath makes / Passing through lips.
An American Buddhist, Palestinian and Israeli try to see and understand the humanity in "the other" and forge connections that promote empathy, understanding and, in their wildest hopes, peace. Hotel Everest is their story.
Every year I’m asked what I think about Jews bringing Christmas trees into their homes.
I add my dismay and anger about the destructive and hostile rhetoric of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who claimed this week that the Jewish people have no historic claim to Jerusalem.
I Jacob, alone / shiver and wait / to meet my brother / and daylight.
"When we speak of a Jewish state we do not mean a racist or theocratic state; but a state which will be based upon full equality and full rights for all if its inhabitants, without any discrimination between religions or races, and without a take-over or enslavement" - Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver
Traditional Jewish values of welcoming the stranger and our own Jewish historical experience has led many of us to hope that Israel would welcome them and grant them political asylum.
I don’t know to what extent our actions help bring peace but I do know that in the chaos, this is the biggest small step I can make.
“John Rosove does what so many of us have struggled to do, and does it brilliantly: He makes the case for liberal Judaism to his children." Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism
How can I understand the super mystery of twinship?
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