September 19, 2019

Rabbi John Rosove

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?
This book is a collection of thirteen letters offering a common sense guide and road map for a new generation of young men and women who find Jewish orthodoxy, tradition, issues, and beliefs impenetrable in 21st Century society.
May we pursue the Biblical prophet's vision of peace
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