| Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00|
|Rabbi James RosenbergIsaac Rosenfeld (1918-1956) was born in Chicago, where, at the age of 16, he met Saul Bellow (1915-2005); the two young men were to become lifelong friends despite the fact that they were literary rivals.|
| Friday, 30 March 2012 03:01|
Rabbi James RosenbergLast month I had the privilege of taking part in a deeply moving series of discussions focusing upon the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I was one of eight individuals – four men and four women – invited to participate in this highly structured dialogue, which took place at Temple Emanu-El on three consecutive Thursday evenings.
| Friday, 16 March 2012 16:44|
Rabbi James RosenbergIn general, within a day or two after I submit my biweekly column to Nancy Kirsch, executive editor of this paper, she will send me an email pointing out my obvious errors and suggesting a few more subtle changes. On occasion, the emails will go back and forth for a couple of rounds until we arrive at an agreement as to the final copy; of course, as executive editor, Kirsch has the final say.
| Friday, 02 March 2012 17:57|
| Rabbi James Rosenberg|
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, author of “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus” (HarperCollins, 2006) and co-editor of the recently published “Jewish Annotated New Testament” (Oxford University Press, 2011) is a world-class scholar. In the June 25, 2010 issue of this paper, I devoted a column to a lecture she delivered at New Bedford’s Tifereth Israel Congregation on “What Was Jewish About Jesus.”
| Friday, 17 February 2012 16:30|
| Rabbi James RosenbergThe phrase “between Scylla and Charybdis” has its origins in Homer’s “Odyssey”; in that classic 8th century B.C.E. work, the homeward-bound hero Odysseus needs to choose between the perils of Scylla, a six-headed monster hidden in the clefts of a rocky shoal and Charybdis, a ship-devouring whirlpool.|
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