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Jordan Got Land, We Got a Lesson

Last week, a small piece of land was transferred from Israel to Jordan. To be accurate, it was two pieces of land that Israel...

Gaza Violence Eruption: Questions and Answers on Policy and Politics

What happened? On the night between Monday and Tuesday, the IDF killed a senior Islamic Jihad officer in Gaza. Following the assassination, rockets were fired on many...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Lech Lecha with Rabbi Mathew Marko

Congregation Beth Israel's Rabbi, Mathew Marko, hails from Brooklyn N.Y. and survived 18 years in California. His career adventures have included acting professionally at...

Israelis and Trump: A Guide to The Complicated Relationship

Is President Donald Trump good for Israel? In recent months, that question has become more frequent, urgent and difficult to answer. Many Israelis have...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Noah with Rabbi Alexandra Wright

Rabbi Alexandra Wright, senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in London, Britain, was ordained at Leo Baeck College in 1986. In 2004 she...

So Baghdadi Is Dead, Now What?

It is somewhat ironic that the week during which Abu Bakr Baghdadi was killed by American forces is the week that Israelis are becoming...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Bereshit with Rabbi David Whiman

Rabbi David Whiman received ordination in 1979 from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He served congregations in Boston, Houston and New York. He...

Clear Your Calendars for a March Election

Something dramatic happened this week: For the first time in a full decade, a person other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was handed the...

We Are Not All Kurds

The civil war in Syria started almost a decade ago. Millions were forced to flee. Hundreds of thousands were killed. Condemnations aside, the international...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Sukkot with Rabbi Steven Henkin

  Steven Henkin is the rabbi of Congregation Agudath Achim in Savannah Georgia.  A native of the Chicago suburbs, Rabbi Henkin received his B.A. in...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vayelech with Rabbi Michael Cahana

Michael Z. Cahana is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon. Rabbi Cahana’s academic interests are the interface of religion and science with...

Yes, Unity! (Just Sign Here…)

Suppose you are forced to choose from among four options: a Likud plus Blue and White unity government, a right-wing plus ultra-Orthodox government, a...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Micha Odenheimer

Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B’tzedek. Micha was born in Berkley, California. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and...

No Better Time to Form a New Government

Unity The two ministers who orchestrated the 1984 unity government are ancient yet sharp. Moshe Shahal, former Labor minister, is 85. Moshe Nissim, former Likud...

Loser and Questions: What Happens When a Prime Minister Fails, Twice, to Win 

As I write this story, everything is too close to call. As I write this story, everything is too soon to call. And too...

Israel’s Election: Winners and Losers (final edition)

A note to readers: This post is undated throughout the night (Israel time) as new numbers get in.       The Parties and Blocs These are graphs based...

Election Handbook: What the Last Numbers Say

This is a Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This is a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day, September 17. We...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Ki Titzei with Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

Rabbi Shlomo Truzman was born in Melilla, Spanish Morocco. Melilla is situated in the northern tip of North Africa, facing the southern coast of...

Israel’s Election Handbook: A Guide for Tuesday

On the eve of Israel’s second election this year, against the backdrop of issues with Iran, Syria and Gaza, and a conversation-changing vow by...

Election Handbook: The Threat of the Threshold

A Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Elections on  Rosner’s Domain, until Election Day, September 17. We hope to make it short, factual, devoid of election...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Shoftim with Rabbi George Gittleman

  Our guest this week is rabbi George Gittleman, from congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California. In 1991 Gittleman embarked on his rabbinical journey...

Election Handbook: It’s not the Bloc, It’s the Party

We call this format a Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This will be a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day,...

Israel’s Marriage Monopoly Is Over

The Israeli law that gives the state-mandated Orthodox rabbinate a monopoly over marriages of Jews in Israel is headed to the dustbin. It’s becoming a...

Election Handbook: The Nasrallah Factor

We call this format a Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This will be a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day,...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Re’eh with Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum serves as rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Massachusetts.  A distinguished and award-winning religious leader, speaker, and writer, Rabbi Mike...

Israel Has Become A Five-Front War

On the morning of Aug. 23, an Israeli teenager was killed by a terrorist bomb in Samaria. That night, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed...

Election Handbook: Does Iran Help Netanyahu?

This is a guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This will be a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day, September 17. We...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Ekev with Rabbi Rory Katz

Rory Katz is the brand new rabbi of Congregation Chevrei Tzedek of Baltimore. She received her ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary this past May,...

The Truth About Israel and the Democrats

In the past week, I found myself in a minority. Well, I can’t be certain that this was really a minority, because that depends...

Election Handbook: Let’s Build a Coalition

We call this format a Timesaver Guide to Israel’s Coming Elections. This will be a usual feature on Rosner’s Domain until next Election Day,...

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Consulate General of Israel L.A. Donates Computers, Headphones to Inglewood Students

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